Baggies expect Fortune interest
Appleton aware that out of favour forwards will be wanted
Last Updated: November 2, 2011 1:22pm
Marc-Antoine Fortune: Has slipped down the pecking order at The Hawthorns
West Brom assistant manager Michael Appleton is not surprised to learn that Marc-Antoine Fortune is attracting interest from the Championship.
The striker is currently out of favour at The Hawthorns and has struggled for competitive action this season.
His failure to force his way into Roy Hodgson's plans has alerted other clubs to his potential availability.
With the loan window still open to clubs outside of the Premier League, it has been reported that a number of Championship sides are keen on the 30-year-old forward.
Appleton is aware that the likes of Fortune and Roman Bednar are likely to be on second tier wish lists, and he has refused to rule out the possibility of loan deals being sanctioned.
He told the Birmingham Mail: "You'd be disappointed if there weren't clubs, Championship clubs especially, interested in some of the players that aren't getting in the team at the moment.
"Marco's found himself in a position where he's not been in the squad in the last couple of games. Even when he has come back in he has not got back on the field yet.
"I wouldn't be surprised if there is interest from other clubs in him and people like Roman Bednar, who have decent records at that level of football."