Trevor Sinclair believes Sam Allardyce should consider signing Jack Wilshere on a pay-as-you-play deal in a bid to bolster West Brom’s survival chances.

Albion are second bottom in the Premier League table after 17 games, with just one win this season, and they’ve conceded 12 goals in Allardyce’s three home games in charge at the Hawthorns.

Wilshere is training with Bournemouth to maintain his fitness

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Wilshere is training with Bournemouth to maintain his fitness

No team with eight points or fewer from their opening 17 games has avoided relegation from the Premier League and Big Sam said he is looking to the market as he looks to put a halt to his side’s poor form.

Robert Snodgrass, 33, is expected to complete a free transfer from West Ham after completing his medical, having agreed an 18-month deal.

And talkSPORT co-host Sinclair believes the Premier League-proven Wilshere – who remains a free agent since his release by West Ham last October – could be the man to turn the Baggies’ season around.

“By all accounts – and I’ve heard a lot of people say this  – he’s training with Bournemouth and looks in top nick,” Sinclair told talkSPORT.

Allardyce has a huge task keeping West Brom up this season


Allardyce has a huge task keeping West Brom up this season

“He’s training well, not missing a day and looks a million dollars.

“I think if you could get him in on a pay-as-you-play deal, it’s a no-brainer.

“I’ve been to a few West Brom games and I really liked Matheus Pereira in the Championship but for me he’s not been able to step up and affect games. He’s just lacks a bit of mobility I think.

“They’ve got [Conor] Gallagher in their who’s a very combative player and Romaine Sawyers who will sit, but if you stick Wilshere in there he could be that forward player.

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“He’s got the quality to affect it and could be what Sam [Allardyce] needs.”

Last month, Wilshere revealed he spoke to Arsenal about training with their Under-23s ‘a long time ago’ but was denied his request due to COVID-19 restrictions.

“No, I’ve not had a chat [with Arteta about training with the first team],” Wilshere told Sky Sports. “I had a chat with Steve Bould, I asked if I can come in and train with the U23s but with the COVID situation it wasn’t possible at the time. But that was a long time ago.”

He instead linked up with former club Bournemouth, with whom Wilshere spent the 2016/17 season on loan.


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