Di Matteo delighted to bag Shorey

Shorey has signed a two-year contract with the Baggies, who have
the option of a further year, and will face competition from
Slovakia international Marek Cech and former England Under-21
defender Joe Mattock for the left-back spot. “I’m delighted to
welcome Nicky to the club,” said West Brom boss Roberto Di Matteo.
“He’s an experienced, solid, reliable left-back who likes to get
forward and get involved. “I also like the fact he’s English and
knows what the Premier League is all about. “He’s a player I’ve
liked for some time. “I’ve very much signed Nicky to compete for
the left-back position and I have some good options down that flank
as Marek can also play further forward. “Nicky’s arrival will not
only increase competition but also means we will have options
should we suffer injuries or suspensions.” Shorey, who has played
in all four divisions of English football, started his career at
Leyton Orient before in 2001 joining Reading, with whom he won
promotion to the Premier League. He joined Villa in 2008 but found
first-team chances hard to come by and spent time on loan at
Nottingham Forest and Fulham last term. Shorey won two England caps
under Steve McClaren in 2007 in friendlies against Brazil and
Germany.