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Roman Bednar leaves West Bromwich Albion for Turkey

Roman Bednar
Bednar's last appearance for Albion came in last month's loss at Blackburn

West Bromwich Albion striker Roman Bednar has joined Turkish top-flight side MKE Ankaragucu on loan for the rest of the season.

The 27-year-old Czech international, whose Hawthorns deal expires in the summer, has signed with a view to a permanent move.

Bednar was able to complete the switch as the transfer window in Turkey did not close until midnight on Tuesday.

The £2.3m signing from Hearts has made eight appearances for Albion this term.

He initially joined the Baggies on loan from the SPL side in August 2007 and signed a three-year deal after completing a permanent transfer in June 2008.

Bednar scored 11 goals last season to help Albion win promotion back to the Premier League at the first attempt after returning from a three-month ban for being in possession of recreational drugs.

But he has slipped down the striking pecking order following the summer arrivals of Peter Odemwingie and Marc-Antoine Fortune and made five appearances during a loan spell at Leicester before Christmas.



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