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Di Matteo confirms successful West Brom medical for Villa fullback Shorey

West Bromwich Albion boss Roberto di Matteo has confirmed Aston Villa fullback Nicky Shorey has passed his Baggies medical.

Di Matteo believes Shorey, voted the best left-back in Reading's history in a fans' poll, will add valuable top flight experience to his squad.

"Nicky has completed a medical and we are hopeful he will become one of our players over the next 24-48 hours," he told WBA's website.

"We're quite far down the line with Nicky. We hope he will join us. Nicky will increase competition for places.

"He's composed on the ball and a good defender.

"It will also be nice to add some Premier League experience to the squad, because we are a young team. Nicky knows what it takes to play at the highest level."

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