Report: West Brom giving up on Joel Ward, Moore no longer wants Martin Cranie

Joel Ward of Crystal Palace applauds the fans as he walks off the pitch after the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Southampton at Selhurst Park on September 16, 2017 in...

West Bromwich Albion's search for a right back isn't going particularly well.

Joel Ward of Crystal Palace applauds the fans as he walks off the pitch after the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Southampton at Selhurst Park on September 16, 2017 in...

According to the Birmingham Mail, West Bromwich Albion are set to give up on a potential deal for Crystal Palace defender Joel Ward – and no longer want free agent Martin Cranie either.

The Baggies hammered Queens Park Rangers 7-1 on Saturday afternoon, and after a rocky start, Darren Moore appears to be getting his team on track.

If there is one thing that Moore will want to change though, it's his lack of right backs, as Allan Nyom has moved on to Leganes, and centre back Tosin Adarabioyo hasn't exactly looked comfortable there.

A move for James Tavernier failed to materialise earlier this month, and West Brom have been looking at other options – but two players appear to be out of the equation for the Baggies.

The Birmingham Mail report that West Brom are set to give up hope of signing Crystal Palace defender Joel Ward, as the Premier League side want to keep their defender.

With Aaron Wan-Bissaka sent off against Liverpool on Monday, Ward will be needed as cover at right back, and Roy Hodgson is unsurprisingly unwilling to let Ward go out on loan, with West Brom now set to end their pursuit.

Ademola Lookman of Everton passes under pressure from Joel Ward of Crystal Palace during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Everton at Selhurst Park on November 18, 2017...

Additionally, it's noted that free agent Martin Cranie was seen as a last resort signing at right back after a trial spell with the club this summer, but it's understood that he is no longer even an option for Moore.

West Brom are seemingly not interested in the former Middlesbrough and Huddersfield Town defender, and their search for a right back continues with just days of the loan window left to go.

Martin Cranie of West Bromwich Albion during the Pre-season friendly between Barnet and West Bromwich Albion on July 7, 2018 in Barnet, United Kingdom.

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