Cotterill hoping for delay

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Steve Cotterill has confessed that he is hoping West Bromwich Albion will run out of time in their chase to sign Richard Chaplow.

The midfielder played in Burnley's 2-0 win against Bournemouth in the FA Cup, but did not look at his best.

West Brom are still keen to sign the midfielder, but the transfer window ends on Monday - and Cotterill would be delighted if nothing is in place in time.

"I don't really know what's happening [with Chaplow]," Cotterill said after the victory.

"The two chairmen are talking, but they only have until Monday night and then they'll have nothing to talk about, which I'll be happy with."

Cotterill handed a debut to John Oster on Saturday - with the Sunderland man joining The Clarets on a free following the termination of his contract with The Black Cats.