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Baggies agree new U21 venue

30 June 2015

Albion’s youngsters will head for Tamworth next season

West Bromwich Albion have agreed with Vanarama National League North neighbours Tamworth to play Under 21 fixtures at The Lamb next season.

The agreement should see the Baggies play the bulk of their U21 Premier League fixtures at Tamworth as well as some of their Cup ties.

Premier League rules require Albion to play at least three games at their home stadium while the training ground is another venue the Baggies are able to use.

But the Barclays Premier League outfit believe the switch to Tamworth, following the end of a previous agreement to play U21 games at Coventry’s Ricoh Stadium, will suit their purposes.

Richard Garlick, Director of Football Administration, says: “We have always enjoyed a strong relationship with Tamworth and we’re more than pleased to have forged this agreement.

“We know the facilities will be of a good standard but also that the stadium will be a more suitable setting for our Under 21s’ following.” 

Albion have pencilled in seven League fixtures for The Lamb which has a 4,000 seat capacity and was the closing club of one of the most celebrated Baggies stars of modern times...

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