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Griffiths waits on West Brom move

Livingston striker Leigh Griffiths
Griffiths is Livingston's top scorer this season with 18 goals

West Brom manager Tony Mowbray is yet to decide whether to follow up his interest in trialist Leigh Griffiths, who has returned to Livingston.

The 18-year-old striker trained with the English Premier League club and has scored 18 goals so far this season.

"He is a boy who wouldn't be coming to go straight into our first-team squad," said Mowbray. "We will wait and see if we pursue it.

"He would be a young player to compete with other young players at our club."

Mowbray signed Graham Dorrans from the Scottish First Division club last summer and the midfielder has recently featured in the Baggies first-team.

"The relationship between the two clubs has allowed Leigh to come down here to West Brom for a few days," added Mowbray.

"We got in Graham Dorrans from Livingston last summer and he has been showing that he has the potential to be a decent footballer."

Mowbray has also watched Swindon forward Simon Cox in action and is keen to keep on-loan Nancy striker Marc Antoine-Fortune at the Hawthorns.

"Marc is well within his rights to keep his own counsel because I can't question anything he is doing on the field," Mowbray said.

"If I saw any signs of him stepping off the gas, he wouldn't be playing.

"But I see a very committed and very whole-hearted player giving everything for this club.

"Yes, he is a player we would like to keep if there could be a deal that could be done because his quality is very evident.

"We will wait and see. There is an agreed fee but it is not locked in."



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