Albion loan a Fortune

Last updated : 15 January 2009 By Wba-mad Editor

Albion have brought in their second striker on loan during the January transfer window capturing Marc-Antonie Fortune until the end of the season.

The 27-year-old joins from French top-flight outfit, Nancy, with Albion having an exclusive option to purchase the 6ft. hitman if desired when his loan deals ends in May.

The French-Guyana forward could make his debut against Middlesbrough on Saturday (KO 3pm) if international clearance is granted in time for the weekend.

A delighted Tony Mowbray said: "I really like good footballers and basically Marc-Antoine's a good footballer who plays centre-forward.

"Hopefully, you'll see a player who has got a good appreciation of the ball, good movement, can hold it up for his team and will hopefully threaten the goal.

"I'm delighted he's here and I hope he'll contribute to our team.

"I think he'll fit into the way we play and hopefully he can add goals as well.

"He's a natural forward and if you want him to play up front on his own, like he has done for Nancy, he can do that.

"Sometimes, when you sign new players, you've got to let them settle into your team.

"He'll have to fit into the shape of the team.

"Ultimately, I want to bring in good footballers - and he falls into that category."