Gareth Barry and Kieran Gibbs are two of the signings that West Bromwich Albion made during the summer.

Ben Foster

Ben Foster has suggested that he has been delighted with West Brom’s summer transfer business, singling out Kieran Gibbs and Gareth Barry seemingly as particularly important deals for the Baggies, the Express and Star reports.

Despite being quite slow to get off the mark during the transfer window, Tony Pulis’ men emerged from the summer with many suggesting that they may have done some of the best business of any side in the Premier League, with the likes of Grzegorz Krychowiak and Jay Rodriguez arriving.

And Foster appears to share that view, suggesting that they have an almost unprecedented amount of depth in their ranks currently.

“They’ve looked really good (in training),” he said, as reported by the Express and Star. “Gareth knows what he’s going to do with the ball before it’s even got to him, he’s got the pass in his head.

“He’s one or two steps ahead of everyone else, he’s fantastic.

“Kieran is a real proven Premier League quality signing. It’s something we haven’t been able to do recently, sign a proven Premier League player.

“He didn’t even start last Saturday and that tells you the squad depth now.”

Though the Baggies suffered defeat in their most recent game, there is no question that they have made a bright start to the new season, winning their first two Premier League fixtures.

And with just one of their next five top flight opponents currently situated in the top-half of the table at present – though, one of the sides in the bottom-half is Arsenal – Pulis will be hoping that the new signings continue to settle in as it is surely a great opportunity to get a significant number of points on the board.

And if they do that, then that may give them a tremendous amount of confidence for what appears to be a much tougher run of fixtures from the end of October.

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