Adam Reach hasn’t had the best debut campaign at West Bromwich Albion and was warned by Carlton Palmer that he has a lot to prove next season.

The 29-year-old joined the Baggies on a three-year deal from Sheffield Wednesday last summer and went on to make 36 appearances in all competitions, scoring two goals with two assists.

Reach played in a lot of games but started only 21/46 Championship outings this campaign and was an unused substitute 11 times. The ex-England U20 international rotated between left-back, central-midfield and both flanks with varying degrees of success.

Palmer doesn’t know Reach’s best role and says he needs to find some consistency if he wants Bruce to start him next season. He told Football League World: “(Reach) is a talented player. I’ve seen him many a time for Sheffield Wednesday. If I’m being honest, I’m not really sure what his best position is.

“And if I’m being honest, he lacked a bit of consistency at Sheffield Wednesday. If he’s going to play under Steve Bruce and they’re going to get promotion, he’s got to find it.” Reach scored only five goals with three assists from 44 league games in his last season at Sheff Wed, so e’s not been prolific in the second tier.

Karlan Grant and Callum Robinson will be preferred to Reach next season while Jed Wallace could get playing time over the 29-year-old if signed too, so it’s hard to see him nailing down a starting place in 2022/23.

In other news, Carlton Palmer says ‘talented’ Josh Griffiths should leave West Brom on loan this summer