...............isn't there a rule that prohibits recalls outside transfer windows ? The obvious thing is to just loan a player for half a season at a time.
Yeah that's true. He hadn't got hardly any game time by January. 3 or 4 games, I think he played in, pre- January. He should have been recalled, or loaned out elsewhere, if the coaches were providing him with the best options available. Sitting on West Broms bench wasn't it.