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Released West Brom Keeper at Town to Complete Move
Tuesday, 4th Jun 2019 10:35

TWTD understands young former West Brom keeper Adam Przybek is at Town today to undergo a medical and complete a move to the Blues having impressed on trial earlier this year.

Przybek came through the academy ranks at the Hawthorns before being released this summer without having broken into their first-team squad. Last season he made 22 appearances for the Baggies’ U18s without featuring for their U23s.

The 19-year-old spent time on loan with Gloucester City and Rushall Olympic last season prior to a spell on trial with the Blues in February in which he featured in the 4-3 U23s defeat at Crystal Palace and evidently caught the eye of manager Paul Lambert and goalkeeper-coach Jimmy Walker.

English-born Przybek has won U16s caps with England and has played at U17 and U19 levels with Wales. He also qualifies to play international football for Poland.

Przybek, who was on loan at Worcester City in 2017/18, is likely to be viewed as an U23s keeper next season and his addition may allow the Blues to send Harry Wright, 20, out on loan to gain first-team experience elsewhere during 2019/20.

Town have already signed Tomas Holy to replace the released Dean Gerken this summer, while it appears certain another senior keeper would be targeted if Bartosz Bialkowski, who is interesting Birmingham City and other Championship clubs, were to move on.

According to a report in the Midlands this morning, Town and Championship sides Charlton and Hull City are all understood to be eyeing Bolton Wanderers keeper Remi Matthews.

Matthews, 25, is from Gorleston and started his career at Norwich City - where he will have been coached by Town first-team coach Matt Gill - during which time he spent spells on loan at Burton Albion, Doncaster Rovers, Hamilton Academical, Plymouth Argyle and Bolton.

The 6ft ½in tall keeper made his switch to the Trotters permanent in January, signing a contract which runs to next summer. However, with Bolton in administration, Matthews could well be allowed to move on for free during the close season.

Given his circumstances, it would be a surprise if Town haven’t explored the possibility of Matthews being a target if Bialkowski were to move on having spoken to a number of keepers including Christy Pym, who recently joined Peterborough from Exeter, and QPR's Matt Ingram since the end of the season as well as former Gillingham man Holy, whose signing was confirmed last month.

Przybek will become Town’s second new recruit of the summer with striker James Norwood’s long all-but-done free move from Tranmere expected to be confirmed next week.

The 28-year-old, who is currently away on a family holiday, is set to sign a three-year deal with an option for a further season.

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ArnieM added 10:37 - Jun 4
Bart on his way then I suspect .

BlueBlood90 added 10:42 - Jun 4
Starting to think that Holy was brought in to replace Bart and this guy may be Gerken's replacement.

boroughblue added 10:43 - Jun 4

did you even read the report? Says he'll play for the U23's so that Harry Wright will go out on loan.

Nothing to do with Bart.

FifeITFC added 11:10 - Jun 4
ArnieM, master of spin.

The article talks about a young keeper coming in for the U23s and you manage to link it to Bart leaving? Granted, Bart may go but it's in no way linked to this signing.

ArnieM added 11:34 - Jun 4
Sorry , no I didn’t actually read article properly . Apologies .

Bluearmy_81 added 12:01 - Jun 4
Anyone no one else wants, that's what town are good for. Pitiful.

TractorRoyNo1 added 12:06 - Jun 4
norwood saga is getting on my t!ts, I think he is waiting for a better offer elsewhere, such as Swansea if the manager goes there

SouperJim added 12:30 - Jun 4
Bit harsh on ArnieM! I had previously wondered if we would sign another keeper or whether Harry Wright would be our number 2 next season, if this guy is going to play for the U23s, don't put it beyond Town not signing another senior keeper and Wright staying put...

nathitfc89 added 13:26 - Jun 4
any news on norwood??

LWNR2013 added 13:43 - Jun 4
....can be found in the last two paragraphs 😀

Skip73 added 13:46 - Jun 4
Bluearmy, you do realise that the club are losing up to £9m in revenue this season? Of course we are going to be looking at frees. Some of which are not cast offs just players whose contracts are up. I believe Tranmere want to keep Norwood but it looks like he is going to sign for us. Hardly a player nobody else wants.

Bluearmy_81 added 13:50 - Jun 4
If their contract is up and not renewed then at least their current club doesn't want them!! We will not play in the championship again under Evans and some of you lot deserve that frankly.

Daddio added 13:56 - Jun 4
Or maybe they don't want to continue at their present club and are looking for options, I think Juan Mata is currently in the same position, obviously he is also not wanted, by your logic!

Bluearmy_81 added 14:11 - Jun 4
Yeah doesn't want to play for West brom, wants to play for a club in league one with no ambition or funds instead, makes sense... 🙄

Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 14:51 - Jun 4
Norwood's "all-but-done" move. I really hope so, but allow me to be a bit doubtful until the "all-but" is removed!

Monkey_Blue added 15:13 - Jun 4
Why are we looking to sign a young keeper? Harry Wright is at the club and unless this guy is seen as a future top prem keeper it seems like a waste of what will be a slice of a limited budget

TimmyH added 15:28 - Jun 4
Never heard of him until now...maybe some potential for the future?

Linkboy13 added 15:47 - Jun 4
Not getting too excited by signings so far but i guess that's where we are would like to see Coner Washington signed as he's proven at this level .

BurleysGloryDays added 15:52 - Jun 4
I think Harry is being given every chance - realistically, I think he's the same height as Clive Baker was, and is as such a punt. Can't think of too many examples of successful, small goalkeepers.

I think we can think of Harry as being loaned out, this new chap as a nominal under 23 keeper, Holy as number two fighting for number one.

and number 1... who knows : )

Reading the teams to watch for next season on EADT according to Clough: Posh, Lincoln, Portsmouth, Rotherham, Sunderland, and Donnie Rovers.

Next season will be TOUGH. Really hope fans can keep patient : )


Daddio added 15:55 - Jun 4
Bluearmy he wasn't playing for West Brom! He has decided to try his luck elsewhere, unfortunately for him there are a number of people on this site that prefer to whinge about everything rather than thinking that maybe he is trying to earn a living and not just take the money.

juniorblue added 16:09 - Jun 4
Bluearmy - this is the first time I have commented about another fan on here. But..... you are very negative. We need to stick together and look forward to the new season.

runningout added 16:39 - Jun 4
you all should blooming know by now not to count your chickens on any decent signings, until done and dusted

ivandeighton added 16:58 - Jun 4
Nuggets been released by Derby

ivandeighton added 17:09 - Jun 4

Charlie_pl_baxter added 17:29 - Jun 4
6 foot and half an inch? If he was our second choice keeper we'd have Little and Large!

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