Bolton fans react after Tyrone Mears returns to England with West Bromwich Albion

General view outside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Liverpool at The Hawthorns on April 21, 2018 in West Bromwich, England.

The former Bolton Wanderers right-back has resurfaced at West Bromwich Albion

Tyrone Mears (R) of Bolton Wanderers breaks clear alongside Chris Eagles (L) during the npower Championship match between Bolton Wanderers and Leeds United at the Reebok Stadium on October...

Tyrone Mears, the former Bolton Wanderers defender, is back from the wilderness, joining West Bromwich Albion on a short-term contract.

Mears' time in English football appeared to be over when, at the age of 31, he left Bolton to sign for Seattle Sounders in America's Major League Soccer.

But after subsequent spells with the Uniteds of Atlanta and Minnesota, the 35-year-old is back on this side of the Atlantic Ocean, linking up with Darren Moore, his former Derby County teammate turned West Brom manager.

And the news has come as quite a shock to those of a Bolton persuasion.

This is what they're saying about the Baggies' latest recruit on Twitter...

Jack @JackBWFC2: West Bromwich Albion #WBA fans if he ends up playing for you, then get ready for him to be **** & take forever to take a throw in #bwfc

West Brom, who are said to have pursued a new right-back throughout the summer, recently allowed Allan Nyom to join Leganes on loan, further increasing Moore's need to strengthen in Mears' position.

It is claimed the Baggies pulled out of deals for James Tavernier, Tom James and Jack Stacey, while nothing came of Martin Cranie's trial.

Darren Moore the head coach

Bolton fans - is Mears really that bad a signing for West Bromwich Albion?

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