West Brom are set to sign defender Saul Shotton following Bury’s expulsion from the Football League.

The 18-year-old is expected to sign a two-year deal at the Hawthorns, according to a report by the Express and Star.

Shotton, who was highly-rated by the Shakers, will go into the Baggies’ Under-23’s side first and foremost. He has already featured for their reserve side in a game against Mansfield last week but will make his move permanent now after doing well on trial.

The centre-back started his career at local side Stoke City and rose up through the youth ranks at the Bet365 Stadium. He left the Potters in 2017 and subsequently joined Bury.

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Shotton made his senior debut for the North-West side in September 2017 in an EFL Trophy tie against Rochdale. He then went onto make six appearances in all competitions for the Shakers last season as they were promoted from League Two under Ryan Lowe, four of which came in the league.

He was still technically on the books at Bury during their turbulent summer which ended in them being expelled from the EFL.

Shotton has had to move on from Gigg Lane and has found an exciting move in West Brom. He will now be hoping to get the deal over the line and compete to get into their first team in the future.

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