West Brom boss Tony Pulis would not have been happy with his club's opening Premier League performance of the campaign at the Hawthorns on Monday night, but speaking to Sky Sports after the game, he had words of encouragement for the clubs supporters.
The 3-0 loss to Manchester City was certainly a disappointing result, but the Welshman made it clear that the Baggies are still very much in the market for additional players before the transfer window closes.
Pulis had signed James McClean, James Chester and Rickie Lambert before Monday, all three of whom started against last season's runners up, but the club added record signing Salomon Rondon from Zenit earlier in the day, with the Venezuelan paraded in front of the fans before kicking off against City.
And the former Stoke man said there should be more players to come in, and some that will leave this month, saying the club were still after "quite a few targets".
“The chairman has been very good," Pulis told Sky Sports at full time. "We are after quite a few targets and there will be players that leave the football club as well. We have to make sure we do our business without anyone else knowing and get it done. Hopefully we will get it done."
The 57-year-old was delighted with the capture of striker Rondon, who was second top scorer in the Russian Premier League last season, just two goals behind Zenit teammate Hulk but with considerably less minutes played.
“The signing of Solomon Rondon gives us the pace and the power we need at home against the bigger teams," he added.
“Nobody likes playing against pace and power. He will be a good addition and will take time to settle in. If we get the others in then we’ll be stronger again.”