Duo could stay at Albion - Ashworth
West Bromwich Albion,
West Brom sporting and technical director Dan Ashworth has not ruled out offering new deals to Paul Scharner and Keith Andrews.
Ashworth has spoken out on the future of several players at the Hawthorns, despite the fact there is no head coach installed following Roy Hodgson's departure to take over the England job.
It was confirmed last week that left-backs Nicky Shorey and Joe Mattock have been released along with midfielder Somen Tchoyi and Lateef Elford-Alliyu, while the club exercised the one-year options they had on striker Marc-Antoine Fortune, midfielder Jerome Thomas and forwards Simon Cox, Luke Daniels and Romaine Sawyers.
Andrews, Scharner and goalkeeper Marton Fulop are also out of contract on June 30 and appeared set to leave the club. But, while Fulop recently admitted he will depart England this summer, Ashworth hinted that the two other players could still remain at the Hawthorns.
"Neither Paul nor Keith had an option to trigger," Ashworth said.
"While we're in a position where we do not have a permanent head coach, we are holding open the possibility of negotiations to enable both players to come back to the Hawthorns."