Former Birmingham loanee Boaz Myhill has been released by West Bromwich Albion after an eight-year spell at the Hawthorns.
The former Welsh international played 47 times for us during his loan spell in the 11/12 season. On Twitter, there has been some debate over whether we should look to re-sign him now he’s available on a free transfer:
No, rather younger options be given a chance
— Josh Clarke (@jclarke247) 20 June 2018
Nope better available surely
— Smithy (@deansmith1975) 20 June 2018
I wouldn't mind. He was good between the posts during our season under Hughton.
— William Wright Heatley (@will_heatley) 20 June 2018
Why? Going backwards in the goalie steaks can’t believe monk wants him? Not better than what we have
— Bradley Dunn (@bwdkro1979) 20 June 2018
— HarryC (@Harry_BCFC) 20 June 2018
Only as a backup keeper, he’s past it a bit now, and I’d rather give a young lad a chance if it was between Myhill and let’s say Trueman
— JS (@JotaEdition) 20 June 2018
— Alfiezues (@Alfiezues1) 20 June 2018
Yeah I would he was good for us on loan and when foster was out injured for West Brom he done a job in the prem ????????
— Matt Chance (@_chancey_) 20 June 2018
would be a solid signing, especially if the other 2 are off
— DannyH (@Dannyh1284) 20 June 2018
Nah, rather not
— Andrew Smith (@andreyoung06) 20 June 2018
— Paul Phillip Lum (@_PapaulskiBCFC_) 20 June 2018
Much like Rob Green, I would probably decide against making a move for Myhill. At 35 years of age, he may still have the reflexes, but I don’t see how he would be an improvement on what we already have in the squad.
Tomasz Kuszczak is only a year older than him, and while he isn’t a top goalkeeper, he would still be just as capable as being the club’s number two. In my view, if we are going to let the ex Poland international leave, we should be looking for younger replacements for both him and Stockdale to make it worthwhile.