Build up to West Brom's final game of the season amid Coronavirus warnings for fans

Fans are finding new ways to prepare for the West Brom game Credit: PA images

Preparations are well underway for West Brom's final game of the season - although in a rather different way, amid Coronavirus warnings.

There will be no fans in the Hawthorns, but that's not deterred one from showing her support in a very unique way.

Chloe Davis, 23, has painted a special tribute on her face for a player ahead of his final game for the club.

WBA fan Chloe Davis painted a tribute of winger Chris Brunt on her face ahead of his final game for the club. Credit: Chloe Davis

Winger Chris Brunt is set to make his last appearance for West Brom after 13 years.

The Northern Irish international arrived from Sheffield Wednesday in 2007.

417 appearances and 48 goals later - he will be taking his last steps on the green at the Hawthorns.

The bartender from Cradley Heath, West Midlands, wanted to thank Chris Brunt for his service.

So, she decided to create a portrait of him on her face, with the words 'One Last Time'.

It took Chloe just over five hours and three attempts to complete the piece, but she said it was worth it for 'the Albion man'.


Chloe along with every other Albion fan is hoping for a win tonight, as it would secure automatic promotion to the Premier League.

However, health bosses in Sandwell are pleading with fans to not celebrate in large groups if their team wins promotion.

They are urging fans to stay home to reduce the spread of coronavirus.

It comes after the rate of infection in the borough spiked with dozens of new cases being reported.

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New infections were reported in Sandwell early this week. With Smethwick having 35 cases.

This is really important for the borough, especially if West Brom is promoted. It is going to be amazing but we are at a really difficult time we are seeing really high rates of infection of Covid-19 in Sandwell. "So please don't find yourself in a crowd close to other people leaving yourself vulnerable to infection that could make you ill but also also makes those close to you very ill."

Director of Public Health for Sandwell, Dr Lisa McNally:

In a few hours time we will know if West Brom will be playing their football next season in England's premier division or if they will remain in the Championship.

Slaven Bilic's men have been pushing for promotion for nearly 11 months after the season was halted halfway due to pandemic.

The last time the Baggies were in the Premier League was in 2017/18 campaign. In which they finished in 20th place.

They play Queen's Park Rangers tonight at the Hawthorns knowing a victory will take them back to the top flight.

Despite losing their last game away to Huddersfield Town, they remain in pole position to finish in 2nd place in the Championship.

Thanks to a helping hand from Midlands neighbours Stoke, who beat Brentford last weekend.


  • Head Coach Slaven Bilic has said the season as a whole has given him great belief that his team can get across the line.