Birmingham news Fitzwater explains Albion's transfer stance before his exit MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - While he was cheering his old Baggies teammates on last Wednesday, promotion to the Premier League was going to only lessen Fitzwater's chances of playing further
Breaking News ! Jack Fitzwater has revealed that West Brom wanted him to remain at the club - but the defender knew himself that the time had come to test himself in senior football. Defender Fitzwater, who had been at Albion since the age of seven, made his first start for Albion in January when Slaven Bilic selected him to face Charlton Athletic in the FA Cup third round win at The Valley. Now 22, Fitzwater, who has previously had loan spells with Walsall, realised that opportunities were going to be limited in the Championship with such stern competition - including from fellow academy product Dara O’Shea. West Brom daily newsletter. Free. To your inbox Why should you sign up? In our daily Baggies bulletin, we'll be bringing you the latest breaking news, transfer features and comment pieces, as well as the key talking points for fans. How do you sign up? It's easy and only takes seconds. Simply type your email address into the box at the top of this article and hit sign up. And that's it, you're all set. You can also sign up here. If you decide later that you no longer wish to receive the emails, simply follow the unsubscribe link in one of the newsletters - but we don't think you'll want to. And what's more, it's absolutely free! You can also get all the latest updates by following us on social media here Facebook and Twitter. We also have a free app which you can download. It is always up-to-date with the latest news from across the region. Google Play Store and App Store While he was cheering his old Baggies teammates on last Wednesday, promotion to the Premier League was going to only lessen his chances further.
. “I kind of knew at Christmas time where I wanted to be and I wanted to play men’s football,” Fitzwater told the Daily Record. “I spoke to the gaffer Slaven Bilic in January and the technical director and they said they wanted me to stay around the club.
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“I was training every day and helping the boys prepare for Championship games. I spoke to the gaffer again in mid-June and I said that I really want to go and play games. “He said he wanted me to stay, but he said if I wanted to play then he was happy for me to leave so I could do that. “Once the Livingston deal came about I asked West Brom if I could stop training and come up and have a meeting, and once I was up it was done within a week.
“I need to be playing games as for the last 18 months I haven’t really done that. I knew I wasn’t going to be playing in the Championship games they had left and going up to the Premier League, I wouldn’t play there either. “I am at a place in my career now that I need to be playing every week and show people what I am about.” That said, Fitzwater couldn’t speak highly enough of Bilic himself. He added: “He is great and he is one of the best man managers I have worked with. He listens to players and he speaks to players all the time. He has been nothing but great for me and I am delighted they got promoted.”
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