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Tony Pulis was rumoured to be on his way out of the Hawthorns when West Brom's new owners took charge, but under his leadership the Baggies have come on leaps and bounds, picking up six wins in the last 10 games.

A push for the European spots is probably unrealistic for West Brom, but what could new additions in January do for the West Midlands club's season?

Andrew Benbow from the Birmingham Mail spoke to Football Whispers about his hopes for their January window.

Please note that this interview was conducted before the January transfer window opened.

Thoughts on Summer Activity:

Better than it seemed at the time. [Nacer] Chadli and [Matt] Phillips have both been very good additions and have won us points in the first half of the season, but our signings did not truly address our main problems, just papered over the cracks.

Area that Needs Improvement:

[Darren] Fletcher and [Claudio] Yacob have both been great for the club, but we need more dynamism and drive in the middle. Full-backs have been a problem for a while too, as seen by Craig Dawson having played 100 Premier League games out of position at right-back. It is a long time since we had a specialist left-back a manager trusted, and so hopefully that will be put right. An injury to Salomon Rondon would also be disastrous, so we need help up front.

Dream Signing:

N’Golo Kanté. What a difference his energy would give us, helping provide the link between defence and attack that is often lacking.

Realistic Signing:

Morgan Schneiderlin. He may well deserve to be in the above category, but we have allegedly put in a half-decent bid, and this is precisely the sort of player we need.

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Prediction for Rest of 2016-17:

We will bed in to our mid-table position, most likely slipping back a little.


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