Baggies wait on Phillips news

04 July 2008 01:56
West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Mowbray expects to hear this weekend whether striker Kevin Phillips has decided to remain with the club. The future of last season's 24-goal top-scorer has been the subject of intense speculation since the Baggies' promotion to the top-flight was confirmed in May. The 34-year-old has yet to put to paper on a new contract at The Hawthorns amid reports of interest from several other clubs, including Birmingham City. But Mowbray expects to hear whether the veteran former Sunderland, Southampton and Aston Villa striker will pledge his future to Albion in the coming days. "I had a good chat with him and until something is resolved either way I don't really want to say too much," he told the Birmingham Mail. "We are getting on with our jobs now with the players that are here. I am pretty sure it will be resolved one way or the other in the next day or two. "Kevin is very conscious that clubs are back in training and he is working at home in his own gym. He wants to be back training and playing."

Source: ESA