Horsfield says West Brom will miss Portsmouth-bound Appleton

Former West Bromwich Albion striker Geoff Horsfield feels they'll miss Michael Appleton. The Baggies coach is set to take charge of Portsmouth.

Former West Bromwich Albion striker Geoff Horsfield feels they'll miss Michael Appleton.

The Baggies coach is set to take charge of Portsmouth.

Horsfield is now Port Vale first-team coach, with his and Appleton’s paths frequently crossing during reserve-team games.

“Look at the managers Appy has played or worked with - Sir Alex Ferguson, David Moyes, Gary Megson, Bryan Robson, Tony Mowbray and now Roy Hodgson,” said Horsfield.

“Good luck to him - I think he’ll do fantastically well if he gets the job.

“Personally I can’t blame him. Opportunities like this don’t come up often and the fact that Roy wants to keep him tells you everything you need to know about him.

“Appy owes a lot to West Brom. They gave him a chance and he’s now on the verge of getting a great move but equally I’m sure they appreciate that he has ambitions of his own and wants to be his own man.”

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