West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Clarke says he won't go spend-crazy next month.

The 49-year-old has been the management success story of the first half of the season, taking unfancied ­Albion into the top four at one stage.

And the November manager of the month insists there's no need to panic despite a run of three defeats in a row, saying: "I don't think January is a good time for business. I know it is a month you can use, if it is necessary, but, at the moment, I am hopeful that we can go into January and not use the transfer window at all."