Bar some sort of minor miracle, West Brom will be plying their trade in the Championship next season and the club, hopefully, will have begun putting together a contingency plan for life in the second tier of English football.

Once the inevitable has been confirmed, it will without a doubt lead to a major overhaul of the playing staff come the summer.

There has been a lot of talk recently among the Albion faithful as to who we would like to see retained and who should be moved on. Taking this into consideration, I thought I would list the players that I feel the club should strive to keep hold of if we are to make any serious attempt at an immediate return to the top flight.

The likes of Nacer Chadli, Kieran Gibbs, Jonny Evans and Salomon Rondon will almost definitely try and move on in order to remain in the Premier League and it would be very difficult to convince them to stay for a season of Championship football.

Baring this in mind, the five players I have listed, I feel, could be convinced to at least stick with the club for one more season, which would, in turn, provide a solid foundation to build a new team around for whoever is in charge.

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