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West Brom to release young defender Bradley Garmston

HITC Sport understands West Bromwich Albion are to release highly-rated young defender Bradley Garmston at the end of the season.

HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club that West Bromwich Albion are to release defender Bradley Garmston when his contract expires in the summer.

The pacey left-back came through the academy ranks at the Hawthorns, but never made his senior debut for the Baggies.

West Brom took up the option to extend Garmston's contract last summer, but they have informed him that he will not be getting a new deal at the end of the current campaign.

The Republic of Ireland Under-21 international had a loan spell at Colchester United last season, featuring 13 times, and enjoyed a spell out on loan at Gillingham this season, helping the League One side to go on an eight-game unbeaten run before injury cut short his stay at the Priestfield.

Garmston was involved in pre-season last summer under former Baggies boss Alan Irvine, but he has been unable to break into Tony Pulis' plans this term and has been allowed to move on with West Brom looking to bring in a new left-back when the transfer window re-opens for business.

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