West Brom only signed Star on loan from Portsmouth due to snap recall

West Brom only agreed to loan goalkeeper Josh Griffiths to Portsmouth due to an early recall clause included in the deal, according to Express & Star.

The goalkeeper went down to Ligue 1 Sign for Danny Cowley’s men on a season-long loan deal and will be looking to rack up regular playing time at Fratton Park.

However, West Brom only allowed the goalkeeper to head to the South Coast due to a special recall clause in the deal.

The terms of the loan give West Brom the ability to recall Griffiths instantly, within 24 hours, if David Button or Alex Palmer are injured.

Baggies boss Steve Bruce doesn’t want to run out of cover and Portsmouth had to agree the clause for the loan deal to go through as Albion goalkeeper Ted Cann hasn’t played five professional games.

The goalkeeper was on loan at Lincoln City last season and has made 33 Ligue 1 appearances.

He has only managed to keep two clean sheets and will look to significantly improve that number with Portsmouth next campaign.

Cowley will be looking for Portsmouth to push for promotion to the Championship this season and hopes Griffiths can get up to speed quickly.