UK time is: 19:01:54
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Irvine Wants Thorne To Stay

George Thorne may have been the target of a bid fro Derby County and handed in a transfer request but new West Brom manager Alan Irvine wants the midfielder to remain at The Hawthorns to fight for his first-team place.

West Brom rejected an undisclosed bid from The Rams for the 21-year-old who starred as they reached the play-off final last season after moving to the iPro Stadium on loan. Thorne signed a three-and-a-half year deal before the move but has made it clear he wants to be playing first-team football next season and has handed in a transfer request. The Baggies turned down the request before Irvine was appointed with the new manager saying he wants to see Thorne in action for him telling the Birmingham News:

"I don`t think we should be in a position where we`re letting players go, I would like to see all of the players, see what they can do in pre-season training and make decisions from there. I wouldn`t be keen on losing young, good players. I would have thought any player would be thinking 'this might be a chance for me to stake a claim for a regular place`."




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: MikeC Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday June 21 2014

Time: 2:00PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Derby County Articles

Ward At The Double (Thursday September 18 2014)

Stats: Blackburn Rovers v Derby County (Thursday September 18 2014)

Shotton Secures Point (Monday September 15 2014)

International Round-Up (Tuesday September 9 2014)

Caps For Three Young Lions (Monday September 8 2014)

Advice Helped Ibe Decide (Saturday September 6 2014)

Hendrick Will Not Require Surgery (Friday September 5 2014)

Rams Give Koblenz Deal (Friday September 5 2014)

Keogh Captains Ireland (Thursday September 4 2014)

Archived Derby County Articles

List All Vital Derby Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Middlesbrough 8 5 0 3 6 15
6. Sheff Wed 8 4 3 1 4 15
7. Charlton 8 3 5 0 3 14
8. Derby County 8 3 4 1 5 13
9. Blackburn 8 4 1 3 0 13
10. Reading 8 4 1 3 0 13
11. Leeds Utd 8 4 1 3 0 13

Breaking League News

Another Point At Home For Millers
Rotherham : 20/09/2014 18:54:00
Fulham 0 Blackburn 1
Fulham : 20/09/2014 18:39:00
Boro move into contention
Middlesbrough : 20/09/2014 18:19:00
Middlesbrough : 20/09/2014 17:39:00
Cardiff : 20/09/2014 17:25:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where do The Rams still need to strengthen?
Suggested By:  MikeC
Goalkeeper 5%
Fullback 11%
Central Defender 44%
Midfield 11%
Wide Attacker 8%
Central Striker 16%
Nowhere 5%