Tony Pulis exploring West Brom options

Tony Pulis West Bromwich Albion v Everton

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West Brom boss Tony Pulis says he is looking to bring in a number of new faces to help his side in their battle against Premier League relegation.

The experienced coach recently arrived at the Hawthorns following the dismissal of Alan Irvine and has already seen a marked improvement from the Baggies who have looked far more organised in his four matches in charge.

However, the Welshman’s determined nature means he has already identified where he needs to strengthen, most notably in wide areas where he has already seen a bid for Wigan’s Callum McManaman rejected.

Pulis was promised funds when he joined the club and accepts that he will need to spend if he is to guarantee his new side’s survival, although he is keen not to break the bank.

West Brom currently sit 14th in the table following Monday’s goalless draw at Everton but they are just three points above the relegation zone so remain in dangerous territory and are still priced at 5.50 to be relegated from the top flight.

The 57-year-old admits he is keen on McManaman but says there are a number of other targets he would like to bring in before the end of the current transfer window.

“We’ve had bids for three or four players,” he said. “You put them in and see what the clubs want. It’s not just him [McManaman], there’s three or four other people we’ve asked and enquired about.

“Then we’ll take a view about value for money and what is right for us. Some have been turned down, some are going to come back to us, some are negotiating, we’ll take a view then when we’re in a position to assess what we’ve got and what we haven’t got.”

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