Ridgewell reckons more new faces are needed.
"The type of players who have been talked about is good for West Brom," said Ridgewell.
"It shows how far we have moved forward. Hopefully the chairman and the gaffer can work together and bring in the players that hopefully will make us better as a squad.
"That's what the gaffer is trying to do. Hopefully it will create competition for places. It will be interesting.
"We're trying to bring quality players into the squad, and hopefully they can produce the kind of form that they produced before and push us up the league.
"People can pick up knocks and the gaffer has stated before that he wants to bring it new players. It's only healthy for us."