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Albion add Townsend to ranks

28 July 2018

ALBION have strengthened their hand for the coming campaign with the signing of Conor Townsend from Scunthorpe United.

The 25-year-old defender, who joins for an undisclosed fee, arrives at The Hawthorns on a three-year-deal and gives further competition for the left-back berth currently occupied by Kieran Gibbs.

Conor won't feature in today's inaugural Regis Shield fixture against Coventry City but will meet up with his new team-mates for training from Monday ahead of next weekend's Sky Bet Championship curtain-raiser against Bolton Wanderers.

The attack-minded full-back joins Sam Johnstone, Jonathan Bond, Kyle Bartley and Harvey Barnes on Albion's list of summer incomings.

And Baggies Head Coach Darren Moore expressed his delight at adding a developing talent to the ranks.

"This is another good acquisition for us," said Darren. "He's been on our radar for quite a while and I'm delighted we have beaten two other clubs to his signature."

In his first interview for WBA TV, Conor says: "As soon as I knew the Club was interested in me it was always the place I wanted to go."


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