Marc Wilson joins West Brom on loan from Bournemouth

Marc Wilson has been reunited with his former Stoke City mentor Tony Pulis, joining West Bromwich Albion on loan from Bournemouth for the rest of the season.

The Republic of Ireland international has struggled to secure any playing time at the Vitality Stadium this year, consigned to just three appearances in cup competitions by Cherries manager Eddie Howe.

Pulis, however, was keen to add Wilson's experience and versatility to his WBA squad, with the 29-year-old able to play all positions across the back-line and in central midfield.

"We've brought in Marc who is certainly going to be a help to us," Pulis told West Brom's official website.

"He can play in a number positions -- at full-back, in midfield, in defence, centre-half -- he gives us more cover and that is going to be important. I know him well and he knows how I work.

"We tried for quite a few but the prices and the opportunity to get them were just not there for us. We are fishing from such a small pool and trying to improve the starting XI, which is what we want to do, is not easy.

"It's a small group but they are tight together and now it's up to us to keep them fit, keep them away from suspensions and keep them working hard.

"Jake has come in and I have no doubts he will do very well for us and in Marc we know we have someone who has the experience to step in there if we run into problems."