Albion can today confirm the departure of under-23s boss Michael Appleton who has taken up the manager’s post at Lincoln City.
Michael returned to the Club at the start of August to accept the senior position within the Academy but Albion gave him permission to speak to Lincoln and he has accepted the League One club’s offer to return to management.
Albion’s Sporting and Technical Director Luke Dowling said: “We are obviously disappointed to be losing a coach of Michael’s calibre so soon after his appointment and having discussed at length our plans for the development of our young players in the future.
“But he felt he could not refuse the opportunity to return to League management and we reluctantly accept that.
“We shall be looking to announce a replacement as quickly as possible.”
Albion would like to offer Michael our best wishes in his new role.