Speaking to the Birmingham Mail, Tony Pulis has given an update on his transfer plans with West Brom, admitting that he is still looking to improve his team in the January window.
Pulis said: “We've had two windows since we've come here and the first window there was only a couple of players joined. You want to keep improving and moving things. We know what we need and what we don't need. It's important we try and get better every window if we possibly can.”
Whilst not revealing the number of signings he wants to make in January, Pulis has admitted that he has worked out where improvements are needed in his squad, and which players need to be removed.
Pulis has been granted freedom in the transfer market since his arrival at the Hawthorns.
As he arrived in January 2015, he did not have much time to assess his squad before the close of that transfer window, but he spent heavily over the summer, with the players he brought in enjoying varying levels of success.
Every area of his squad was strengthened, but there are clear improvements needed in January, with two positions in particular lacking quality.
A left-back is needed to take the role off Chris Brunt, who although solid in that position, is not a natural defender.
Also, Pulis needs to bring in a creative, playmaking midfielder, as James Morrison has had far too much pressure placed upon him this term to create chances. His wingers are impressing, but there is no real central midfielder who can play a killer pass on a consistent basis.
There are no indications as to how much backing Pulis will get from Jeremy Peace in January, but the manager clearly feels as if his playing squad is still not up to the required standard for the Premier League.