Why West Brom must sell Sebastien Pocognoli in January

The West Bromwich Albion full-back is clearly not in his manager's plans.

With another international break upon us, now is as good a time as any to contemplate what may be happening at The Hawthorns when the next transfer window opens.

That is a little under three months away, and there is one West Bromwich Albion player in particular who should be sold at the first available opportunity.

Sebastien Pocognoli has featured just 17 times for the Baggies since arriving in the summer of 2014 from Hannover 96 and with just a single appearance this season, surely the time has come for West Brom to bid him farewell.

At 28, and with two years left on his current deal, Pocognoli should be a catch for a club somewhere; especially when you consider his experience having previously featured 117 times for Standard Liege and earning 11 caps for Belgium in the process.

This season the West Brom left-back has not even made the match-day squad for any of their eight Premier League matches and his single appearance came in the Capital One Cup against Norwich City – a match the Baggies lost 3-0.

West Brom manager Tony Pulis knows his side and Pocognoli does not appear to be anywhere near it, so January may not come soon enough for the defender.

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