Albion have signed Blackburn striker Leon Best on loan for the rest of the season – and he could make his debut tomorrow.
The move sees Best link up again with Chris Hughton, the manager who once signed him for Newcastle.
Best, 28,*has already trained with his new team mates and is available for tomorrow’s home game against Ipswich.
Hughton said: "I know Leon very well, having signed him during my time at Newcastle and I am delighted to have him here.
"He is a strong, physical presence, he knows the Championship and knows the position we are in. We wanted new faces, to freshen up the squad, and Leon will add competition alongside our existing strikers.
"I signed him previously at Newcastle. I know he can be a very good player and he did very well for me both in the Championship and Premier League. He also had a very good spell with Newcastle after I left the club.
"He had a good spell on loan with Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship last season, where he did very well for them, and scored a few goals to help them away from trouble.
"His time at Derby in the first half of the season didn't work as well as it might have done, but you look at the form of their team, and in particular Chris Martin’s goals, and you can see why opportunities were limited.”
Hughton had made no secret of his desire to sign a striker.
He added: "I am very pleased he is here, he gives us another attacking option and I hope he can produce the same form he did for me when we worked together at Newcastle.”





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