Phillips May Be Key To Ameobi Move To WBA

West Bromwich manager Tony Mowbray expects to find out in the next day or so (maybe today) whether veteran striker Kevin Phillips will remain at the club or make the switch to Birmingham City.


Kevin Phillips – WBA’s former Sunderland striker may move to Birmingham

Phillips was West Bromwich Albion’s leading scorer last season with 24 goals, and he is now attracting interest from Blues manager Alex McLeish.

If he does decide to switch clubs he wouldn’t need to move at all, since WBA is close to Birmingham.

WBA manager Mowbray is keen to keep the 34-year-old for another year, and held talks with him yesterday, on whether he would be willing to stay at the club.

If Phillips does move, that could mean that Newcastle’s Shola Ameobi’s mov to WBA could be back on, as Mowbray looks for experience in his front line.  Earlier it had been agreed with Shola that he would move to WBA, but then Phillips indicated he may stay.

Mowbray expects to learn with the next day or so whether Phillips will be staying at the club.

Mowbray said:

“I am pretty sure it will be resolved one way or the other in the next day or two.”

With Shola still not moved out of Newcastle, he will be reporting for training with the rest of our squad, tomorrow at Newcastle.

However, it is clear that Kevin Keegan does not see Shola as part of his new revolution at the Tyneside club.