West Bromwich Albion have announced they will be conducting an investigation into the conduct of four senior players in an ‘incident’ from their mid-season training camp in Barcelona.
Albion, rooted to the foot of the Premier League table, have accrued 20 Premier League points in 2017/18, and are currently favourites for relegation. The latest off the pitch occurrences, following on from the sacking of chairman John Williams and CEO Martin Goodman this week, will only detract from their bid to stay in the Premier League.
West Brom released a statement on Friday, stating that:
“The Club can confirm that four senior players were involved in an incident during this week’s mid-winter training trip to Spain.
The Club has instigated its own investigation into the incident and the players will be subject to the full rigours of our internal disciplinary procedures.
Until such time as that investigation has been completed, the Club will not be making any further comment.”
West Bromwich Albion Statement, 16th February 2018
Only time will tell as to the true impact of this ‘incident’ on West Brom’s season, but it is far from ideal for Alan Pardew’s side.
The players are yet to be named, but they are all from West Brom’s first team training squad, and it will be interesting to see the stance the club take whilst also enforciing the “full rigours of our internal disciplinary procedures”.