A photo of Albion forward Mo Faal ahead of the 2023/24 season

Having spent the first half of the 2023/24 campaign on loan at Sky Bet League Two side Doncaster Rovers, Faal spent the second half at fellow fourth-tier outfit Walsall.

Mo spent his third loan spell away from The Hawthorns at AFC Fylde during the 2022/23 season.

The striker gained further first-team minutes at the National League North side, having spent a month at fellow non-league side AFC Telford United earlier in the 2022/23 campaign.

He made the perfect start to his time in Lancashire, bagging a match-winning brace off the bench to secure the Coasters a 2-1 win over Gloucester City, and netted ten goals before returning to The Hawthorns in March 2023.

Mo experienced his first loan in senior football at fellow non-league side Hereford during the previous season, making five appearances in all competitions for the Bulls, scoring two goals.

But the highlight of Faal's 2021/22 campaign came in the Baggies' Premier League Cup run. Mo bagged three group-stage goals before netting vital efforts against Fulham and Wolves in the knockout stages of the competition.

The Gambian's smart looping header helped the Baggies defeat the Cottagers 2-1 in the semi-final, before a spectacular strike in added time against Wanderers sent the final to penalties - which Richard Beale's men won to come out as champions.

Albion took Faal out of local football to become a first-year scholar at the age of 16. 

Faal is a big presence up front with a bubbly personality, and doesn’t fail to make an impression when involved for the Baggies. 

The young target man played an important role in Albion’s youth sides, using his height to great advantage when holding and linking up attacking play. 

Mo made an early impression in the Under-23s at the beginning of the 2020/21 campaign, featuring in a number of matches for the club's PL2 side. But he was a regular fixture in Albion’s U18s side and enjoyed a prolific season, scoring seven goals. 

Faal also helped the young Baggies maintain momentum and confidence during their 2021 FA Youth Cup run after scoring the decisive goal in the 2-1 fourth-round win over Cardiff City at The Hawthorns.

After signing pro terms with the club in the summer of 2021, Mo was in clinical form during his first full term with the 23s - scoring five goals in the first two months of the campaign and ending the season on double figures in all competitions.

Faal's goalscoring exploits were rewarded when he was called-up to train with the first team under Valérien Ismaël, and the Frenchman handed the attacker his first senior appearance when he brought him off the bench against Arsenal in August 2021.