DAN SHITTU has revealed he came within an hour of signing for West Bromwich Albion.

The Nigerian man-mountain, who could be in line for a recall on Saturday, had undergone a medical at the Hawthorns in the summer and was all ready to put pen to paper when Watford came in at the 11th hour.

"I went to West Brom that day to sign the contract and was about an hour away from signing," recalled the defender.

"Watford called my agent and I left West Brom without signing. I think Bryan Robson was really upset that I didn't sign but once I had spoken to Aidy I knew Watford was the place I wanted to go."

For the full interview with Shittu, see this week's edition of the Watford Observer.