West Bromwich Albion have signed Conor Townsend from Scunthorpe United for an undisclosed fee as confirmed by the club website.

The Baggies have been busy this summer as they look to strengthen their squad ahead of their return to the Sky Bet Championship. But while many of their signings have been from teams either already in the Championship or from the Premier League, this is the first time this year they have signed a player from lower down the league ladder.

But it could be a good one after Townsend penned a three-year deal with West Brom. He has been a top performer for Scunthorpe since signing for them in January 2016. Not only is he great in his natural position of left-back, but he is also known to be production when going forward to attack. Townsend will be competition for Kieran Gibbs in the left-back spot and will hope to break into the first team this season.

Following the move, West Brom head coach Darren Moore said: “This is another good acquisition for us,”

“He’s been on our radar for quite a while and I’m delighted we have beaten two other clubs to his signature.”

Townsend missed out on playing in today’s 5-2 win against Coventry City in the inaugural Regis Shield fixture. However he could make his debut next week when West Brom face Bolton Wanderers in the opening game of the Sky Bet Championship season. This match will take place on the 4th August and will be at The Hawthorns.

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