Ever since Albion’s highly-rated head of junior recruitment arrived at the Baggies back in 2004, he’s wanted to change that. So now he’s plunged more than half his annual budget into a new boys’ club called Soho Albion. What makes it different is it’s completely free to attend, so no families will be excluded on financial grounds, West Midlands Police and a church missionary are involved and, crucially for Hopcroft, there’s a pathway to the Albion academy.
Although the 33-year-old turned down the Baggies to join the Potters on a free transfer this summer, he is still expected to get a warm reception in the third game of the season on Saturday, August 26. Albion kick off the 2017/18 season with a home game against Bournemouth and enjoy back-to-back fixtures at The Hawthorns over Christmas. The Baggies travel to newly-promoted Brighton and Hove Albion early in the season on Saturday, September 9, and visit Huddersfield Town on Saturday, November 4.
The 33-year-old will move to the Potters on a free transfer when his Baggies contract runs out at the end of June. Fletcher has been club captain ever since his arrival in February 2015, and started 86 consecutive league games under Tony Pulis. Albion offered him a new two-year deal in an effort to keep the former Manchester United midfielder and a fortnight ago, Pulis was 'convinced’ his skipper would sign the contract.
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