Pulis provides West Brom transfer update; highlights areas to strengthen

West Brom manager Tony Pulis before the match

West Bromwich Albion have been extremely quiet this summer.

West Brom manager Tony Pulis before the matchWest Brom manager Tony Pulis before the match

West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis admits he is looking to bring in another five players as he bids to strengthen in all areas of the pitch, he told the club’s official website.

The Baggies have been one of the quietest clubs in the transfer market this summer, with Matt Phillips’ arrival from Queens Park Rangers being their only standout acquisition.

While West Brom kicked off their season in fine form with a 1-0 win at Crystal Palace, questions were raised over the club’s squad depth as players such as Jonny Evans featured out of position.

West Brom's Jonny Evans in action with Watford's Odion IghaloWest Brom's Jonny Evans in action with Watford's Odion Ighalo

Pulis, talking transfers, says he is looking to strengthen not just the full-back positions but all areas and adds he is more confident of getting deals done next week.

“We need to strengthen every position, every part of the team. As I’ve said, we’re looking to bring five players in and that’s what we’ve got to do,” Pulis told the club’s official website.

“It’s not just the two centre-halves or another full-back. We’ve got to do it right through the team and that’s what we’re trying to do. I’m a little more confident things might drop next week than what I was a week ago.”

West Bromwich Albion's Saido Berahino before the gameWest Bromwich Albion's Saido Berahino before the game

West Brom are one of a number of clubs who will be looking to push on this season and challenge for the top 10, yet there is no doubt they are short of numbers and relying on an injury-free run.

The West Midlands club need to add at least another full-back and central midfielder before the transfer deadline, while a replacement for Saido Berahino must also be considered a top priority.

West Bromwich Albion's Matt Phillips before the gameWest Bromwich Albion's Matt Phillips before the game

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