West Brom chase Rickie Lambert and Charlie Austin as Terry Burton goes

• Burton dismissed after 13 months as technical director
• West Brom confident that Saido Berahino will sign a new deal

Tony Pulis has strengthened his powerbase at West Bromwich Albion on the back of some significant backroom changes and the club have moved to support their head coach further by making ambitious moves for Charlie Austin and Rickie Lambert to sharpen their strikeforce.

In a development that was no real surprise given Pulis’s desire to exercise full control over recruitment and transfers, Terry Burton, the club’s technical director, has been told that his contract is being terminated only 13 months after being appointed. Mervyn Day, the club’s head of recruitment, has also been placed on garden leave with Burton.

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