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West Brom set to discipline stay-away players

West Bromwich Albion are set to discipline goalkeeper and defender Craig Dawson who have both refused to attend the club’s pre-season training camp in Portugal, as they look to force through moves away from the relegated team.

28 –year old Dawson, who is rated at £12 million, has been the subject of offers from both West Ham and Burnley, and, The Daily Mail reports, is likely to be allowed to leave if the right offer is received.

In the case of the ex-England goalkeeper Foster, his actions appear to be connected with the decision of the club to turned down a bid from Watford for his services, with the West Brom hierarchy deciding that the £1 million on offer does not represent a fair valuation for the 35-year old, and that better bids can be expected from other clubs.

Foster’s attitude appears to represent a complete change of attitude to that he expressed in April when he appeared to commit his future to the Baggies.

“I’ll be here. I’ve got no interest in trying to move clubs.

‘I’m very settled and I’m sure there are quite a few others who would love to stay and help us get back to the Premier League.’

Just another indication, perhaps that loyalty in football is a rare commodity.

Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.