West Brom's Darren Moore comments on Wes Hoolahan and Russell Martin

Wes Hoolahan made a tearful Carrow Road departure at the end of last season

Wes Hoolahan made a tearful Carrow Road departure at the end of last season

West Bromwich Albion have had both Russell Martin and Wes Hoolahan training with them recently.

It seemed likely the creative playmaker would head overseas but he joined the Baggies in training during the global break and has now signed a short-term deal which could be extended in January.

As a free agent following his decision to leave Norwich City at the end of last season, the 36-year-old trained with his new team-mates during the worldwide break and soon convinced Albion's manager Darren Moore that he would be a valuable addition to his numbers.

City have already played the Baggies at Carrow Road this season, losing 4-3 in August, but go to The Hawthorns on January 12 - so the chance of an uncomfortable reunion is still possible.

In comments reported by the Express and Star, Darren Moore has suggested that West Brom will look to decide in the next seven days whether they plan to offer contracts to Wes Hoolahan and Russell Martin.

Hoolahan is unlikely to feature as the Baggies return to action in a local derby against Birmingham on Friday evening, but will provide another option for Moore during the club's hectic Sky Bet Championship schedule.

"The agreement is short-term but there is the potential for Wes to stay longer if things work out".

Hoolahan was promoted to the Premier League twice as a Canaries player and played in four top-flight campaigns - leaving the club placed 22nd in the all-time appearances list. "He will get even better with game time but in terms of his general fitness he has satisfied all our demands".

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