Jamaica international Barnes eyes West Brom return

By Sports Desk January 08, 2019
Reggae Boy striker Giles Barnes. Reggae Boy striker Giles Barnes.

Jamaica international Giles Barnes could be eyeing a return English Championship team West Bromwich Albion after undergoing a recent training stint with the club.

The 30-year-old has found himself without a club after an unsuccessful return to the United States Major League last season.  After several seasons in the MLS Barnes endured poor stint with Mexican Liga MX club Leon. 

The forward returned to the Colorado Rapids where he made 19 appearances after being given a six-month deal with the club.  The player was released by Rapids at the end of the season.

Barnes previously at the English club 10 years ago where he spent  18 months with the Baggies before spells at Doncaster Rover and then to Houston Dynamo.  Having begun his career at the Championship level for Derby County, Barnes has plenty of experience.  He has played 103 times at Championship level, scoring or assisting 20 goals.

If selected, Barnes could link up with a fellow Jamaica international Darren Moore who was handed the reigns of the club last season.  Moore, who played alongside Barnes at Derby County - including the 2007 Championship play-off final win over Albion, has handed many players an opportunity to work up their fitness levels using the facilities at Albion’s Walsall-based training ground.

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