West Brom’s Valentine Star: Who is the Baggies’ most loved player?
11th February 2016

Name: James Morrison
Position: Midfielder

7 November 2015 - Barclays Premier League - Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion - James Morrison of West Bromwich Albion  - Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Midfielder James Morrison is West Brom’s longest-serving player.

Whisper it quietly; but believe it or not, Saido Berahino was once West Brom’s fans favourite until he kicked up a major fuss over his proposed transfer to Tottenham last summer. Nowadays their ultimate Valentine’s Day date would be midfielder James Morrison.

The 29-year-old, who has 41 international caps for Scotland, has scored three and assisted three goals in 18 Premier League games for the Baggies so far this season.

Morrison, who arrived at The Hawthorns back in August 2007 after sealing an initial £1.5m transfer from Championship side Middlesbrough, is currently sidelined until March with a knee injury he suffered at Chelsea last month.

In fact the former England youth international was West Brom’s joint-top goalscorer this season with four strikes in all competitions before being hauled off after just seven minutes at Stamford Bridge.

Officially the club’s longest-serving player; Morrison is admired by manager Tony Pulis and the Baggies faithful, winning the Supporters Player of the Year award last term for the very first time.

And to kick start this campaign; he netted both of West Brom’s goals in the reverse 3-2 defeat at home to defending league champions Chelsea back in August, instantly equalling his goal tally for the 2014/15 season after recording his first two-goal haul of his professional career.

However Morrison was still left kicking himself after failing to net a hat-trick that day after seeing Blues goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois save his 14th minute penalty inside The Hawthorns.

With the Baggies’ favourite out-of-contract this summer; supporters will be relieved to hear boss Pulis has begun negotiations over a new deal for Morrison at the club, alongside fellow teammates Craig Dawson, Stephane Sessegnon, Gareth McAuley and Jonas Olsson.

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