Baggies to step up pursuit of Artmedia star Kozak
West Brom manager Bryan Robson is to step up his efforts to sign Slovakian international Jan Kozak on loan for the remainder of the season.
Midfielder Kozak, 25, has impressed Robson during his current trial with Albion.
West Brom are hopeful of Kozak becoming their second signing in the January transfer window as central defender Ugo Ehiogu edges closer to completing his loan switch from Middlesbrough.
West Brom officials will open negotiations with Kozak's club Artmedia Bratislava after tonight's FA Cup replay with Reading with a view to the midfielder remaining at The Hawthorns for the next five months.
Kozak also had trials with Liverpool as a teenager but at the time was unable to secure a work permit. He previously had spells with Sparta Prague and Kosice.
Albion also have Charleroi defender Badou Kere on trial and have yet to make a concrete decision on whether to pursue any further interest in acquiring his services.
Robson has told unsettled striker Robert Earnshaw to ``get on with his job'' until the club receive any concrete offers for the Wales international.
Earnshaw, who has made only four Premiership starts this season, has already had two transfer requests rejected by Robson although the Albion chief may be prepared to sell if the price is right.
He said: ``I have had no firm approach about Earnshaw. As far as I am concerned, he is under contract for another couple of years.
``Until we get an offer which is suitable to the club, he has to get on with his job.''
West Brom officials remain confident that 33-year-old Ehiogu will put pen to paper in time for Saturday's home Premiership encounter with Sunderland.
Robson originally wanted to sign Ehiogu on a permanent basis but that situation will be reviewed in the summer after it emerged the player still had 18 months to run of a lucrative contract.