West Brom's Tony Pulis on why he still has window work to do

Tony Pulis considers his West Bromwich Albion squad to be 'unbalanced' and in need of strengthening during the January transfer window.

West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis has said in the Birmingham Mail that he hopes to bolster his ranks before the January transfer window slams shut.

The former Stoke City and Crystal Palace manager inherited the reins at The Hawthorns at the turn of the year.

With the Baggies moving quickly to find a successor to the ousted Alan Irvine, they have given the new man at the helm a full month in which to work on his squad.

There has been no movement as yet, but Pulis has previously admitted in the Birmingham Mail to being in the market for ‘four different players’.

He will be expected to step up that hunt ahead of deadline day, with Pulis of the opinion that the side he inherited from Irvine is ‘unbalanced’.

He said: “We have to get some players in. There are certain weaknesses in the team. The team is unbalanced.

“It is unbalanced in a way that we have to sort out because we have to put certain things in place to make us a team that is going to be good in possession and good out of possession.

“That has to be done, so it is a big ten days. It is a massive ten days for the football club in respect of what we do. And I will just hope and pray that things drop for us.”

While looking to add, Pulis has fared admirably with those already at his disposal.

He is yet to taste defeat as West Brom boss, with their latest success coming in FA Cup competition against Birmingham City on Saturday.

They are safely through to the fifth round of that competition and have edged three points clear of relegation trouble in the Premier League.

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