The Liberty Stadium

Next Game

Swansea v West Brom

Saturday, 30 August 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

The Hawthorns

Last Game

West Brom 1 - 1 Oxford Utd

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 20:00

Capital One Cup Second Round

Bruce hints at new Long move

Hull City boss Steve Bruce has admitted he could rekindle his interest in West Brom striker Shane Long in January.

Last Updated: 21/12/13 at 12:14 Post Comment

Shane Long: Long-term transfer target for Steve Bruce

Shane Long: Long-term transfer target for Steve Bruce

Bruce tried to sign Long on transfer deadline day in the summer, but saw the move fall through just before the close of the transfer window.

Long's future at West Brom has been the subject of conjecture, with the forward's contract due to expire next summer and no deal agreed as yet.

Bruce is a big admirer of the 26-year-old Republic of Ireland international and is ready to move for him again if he is available, but admits any deal is up in the air due to the managerial situation at the Hawthorns.

"It's very difficult to comment on other people's players," said Bruce. "All I can say is, if he became available, we'd definitely be interested.

"But who knows if he's going to become available - that's the problem we're going to face.

"Things change in football clubs. A new manager might come in and he might be a Shane Long admirer, we'll have to wait and see.

"I really don't know if the chance has gone now."

On the failed chase for Long in August, Bruce added: "It was disappointing because it ended up being fruitless.

"To get him and pick him up from Leeds. We didn't get there in the end for whatever reason, however, it's gone now. It's in the past.

"I know I'm going to get asked about it and if he becomes available, then we'd be interested. He's West Brom's player."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

E

ven if United were to sign CR7 & Messi to play upfront, the fact remains Fletcher and Cleverly are playing in midfield. That's where the problem is. Fletcher is too slow with an awful pass, while Cleverly is simply rubbish

mrunited4life
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

T

hese days, these days, you can't say something racist without somebody saying that you're a racist.

tk421
'Wrong' Views Not Silenced By Shouting...

D

rop Rooney (he's so disappointing, overrated and overpaid), and play Di Maria and RVP upfront, much like the set up at the Netherlands team with Roben and RVP...

eric bush3
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

Footer 365

Arsenal book Champions League group stage place with victory over Besiktas

Arsenal survived the final 15 minutes with 10-men to defeat 1-0 Besiktas to reach the Champions League group stages.

Women's football: Wolfsburg's Nadine Kessler tipped to win UEFA Best Player award

Nadine Kessler deserves to win the UEFA Best Women's Player in Europe award, according to Estonia boss Keith Boanas

Fernando Torres: AC Milan open talks with Chelsea over possible transfer

AC Milan have held talks with Chelsea over the transfer of Fernando Torres, according to Sky sources.

Mail Box

Should Kagawa Play Ahead Of Mata?

That's one question posed in the afternoon mailbox, although it looks like the Japanese playmaker could soon be on his way. Plus, tipping Palace to go down under Warnock...

Well, This Isn't Going That Well Is It?

Plenty of fall out from Manchester United's shambolic 4-0 League Cup defeat, plus thoughts on Van Persie, Arsenal strikers, Benik Afobe, Celtic and Astroturf...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property