Newly appointed West Bromwich Albion boss Sam Allardyce has revealed that he is hoping to bolster his struggling side in the January transfer window.
“They (the board) are prepared to get some players, but we need to find where those players are and who wants to let a player go in this pandemic,” said Allardyce as per TalkSport.
“I can’t suggest at this moment how many players we need. By the time I had finished four weeks, and no wins in six games at Crystal Palace, I knew exactly what we needed to do and pushed Steve (Parish) beyond the brink of really where he wanted to go which paid off in the end.
“It will be a very important part I think, and while the players here are trying their very best and had a fantastic gutsy performance at Manchester City, which I watched live on the TV, it is always good when a player sees a new player come in.
“And then sees that player on the training ground who will make them better. The difficulty is finding that player, and we will have to do our best to do that.”
The 66-year-old succeeded Slaven Bilic as manager of the Baggies earlier this week. The Croat was sacked and left the club in the relegation zone.
Bilic’s sacking was largely viewed as harsh. He did a good job to get the club promoted last season and was not backed sufficiently to improve his side ahead of this season.
Allardyce’s contract will see him remain at the Hawthorns until the end of next season. Allardyce is not known for being an ambitious manager as far as winning trophies is concerned, but he has carved a niche for himself as being a relegation survival specialist.
Big Sam is known for his long-ball style of play and for saving struggling clubs from the drop as he previously did with the likes of Sunderland, Crystal Palace and Sunderland in recent seasons.