Striking duo depart

Last updated : 12 January 2009 By Wba-mad Editor

Former Dutch Under-21 striker Sherjill MacDonald and misfit striker Bartosz Slusarski have both left The Hawthorns today as Tony Mowbray looks to reshape his squad in the January transfer window.

MacDonald, who completed a permanent switch to The Hawthorns this time last year, has seen first-team opportunities limited this term and now departs to Belgium to join top-flight outfit Roeselare until the end of the season.

Slusarski has also today put an end to his time at The Hawthorns agreeing to cancel his contract by mutual consent with a view to returning to his homeland Poland. The striker made only one appearance as a substitute during his 17-months at the Baggies.

"Sherjill could have gone to a few English clubs but he chose not to," Assistant Mark Venus said.

"He is going to a league he knows well, having previously played for Anderlecht.

"It hasn't really happened for him here maybe because he just hasn't had the time on the pitch that we wanted to give him.

"So he's gone back to Belgium and hopefully he can get some football, get on the pitch, play well and we'll see how it goes from there.

"Whether he comes back rejuvenated like Craig Beattie did from Crystal Palace, or whether he goes on to wherever, it is a chance for him to play week in, week out."