Fortune favours West Brom

Premier League strugglers West Bromwich Albion on Thursday announced they had signed striker Marc-Antoine Fortune on loan for the rest of the season from French top-flight side Nancy.

French Guyana forward Fortune, 27, can be recalled by Nancy at any time during his loan but Albion do have the option to sign him on a permanent deal at the end of the season.

Whether he makes his debut for bottom-of-the-table Albion, who have scored just 17 goals from 21 league games so far this season, against Middlesbrough on Saturday is dependent upon the Baggies receiving international clearance before the weekend.