West Bromwich albion news

West Brom keen on Gers outcast Ferguson

May 23, 2009

West Bromwich Albion have confirmed their interest in deposed Rangers captain Barry Ferguson.

The 31-year-old, who recently made a surprise return from a calf injury that looked to have ruled him out for the rest of the season, has been linked with a number of clubs.

Baggies chairman Jeremy Peace said: "Ferguson's a Rangers player but if he becomes available, I'm sure we'll have a chat."

Ferguson's Rangers career looked to be over last month after he and team-mate Allan McGregor were suspended by the club for two weeks without pay for flicking V-signs at photographers while on Scotland duty.

That came days after an early-hours drinking session at the national team's hotel.

Ferguson - who was stripped of the Rangers captaincy - and McGregor were also handed lifetime international bans by the Scottish Football Association.