Former ​Premier League defender ​Kieran Richardson is currently training with ​West Bromwich Albion.


The 33-year-old has not played a competitive game of football for 18 months, having been released by then-​Championship outfit Cardiff City in January 2017.

It's been even longer since he played a run of games, featuring 11 times for ​Aston Villa as they were relegated from the Premier League at the end of the 2015/16 season, following a terrible season.


Richardson played 45 minutes for West Brom in their pre-season friendly against Barnet last week, and the ​Birmingham Mail report that he looked to be in 'decent condition' during the game.


The former ​Manchester United youngster made 12 appearances for West Brom during a loan spell in 2005, scoring three goals before returning to Old Trafford and making a further 60 appearances for his parent club.


He was joined by former Coventry, ​Barnsley and ​Huddersfield defender Martin Cranie. Both are said to be training with the club to maintain their fitness, and there is no view to signing a contract at the Hawthorns.

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Meanwhile, battering ram striker Salomon Rondon is ​set to leave the Baggies, with ​Newcastle United 'closing in' on a deal to sign the 28-year-old. They have already lost highly-rated goalkeeper Ben Foster, who ​has joined his former club ​Watford for a fee in the region of £1m.