Steve Bruce released Andy Carroll after his contract expired this summer and said he planned to give Kenneth Zohore a chance to prove his worth next season, but West Bromwich Albion might be better off cutting their losses and replacing the out-of-favour 28-year-old.

Alfie Burns of Football League World says West Brom are one of many clubs interested in Ross Stewart. The 25-year-old joined Sunderland on a two-and-a-half-year deal from Ross Country in January 2021 and has gone on to make 65 appearances in all competition, scoring 29 goals with five assists.

Stewart was better in his second season at the Stadium of Light, scoring 26 goals, creating 63 chances and winning 272 aerial duels from 49 League One games, so it’s easy to see why West Brom are interested. He helped the Black Cats achieve promotion to the Championship and represented Scotland twice off the back of that form.

Zohore has scored five goals in 23 games for West Brom (2019 – present), so he’s inferior to Stewart as a striker. Bruce may struggle to find a suitor for the former given his poor form and fitness record, but Stewart could fire Albion to promotion like he did Sunderland. Zohore wouldn’t based on what he’s shown in the last three years.

In other news, West Brom smart to move for Cameron Archer this summer