West Bromwich Albion chairman Jeremy Peace has defended the club's summer market.

Peace has taken some heat by describing the Baggies as a mid-table Championship club earlier this season.

"When asked whether the club could be in danger of standing still in the Premier League, I stated that: 'What are we? Where have we come from... The club is probably a mid-table Championship team that is massively over-performing'.

"I think it's important that I put that quote into its proper context.

"I didn't suggest we would be satisfied being in the Championship. If that was the case, I don't think we'd have even tried to entice the likes of Ben Foster, Nicolas Anelka, Scott Sinclair and Stephane Sessegnon to this football club.

"Supporters got excited by what we achieved last season and it's great they have generally been feeling positive about the club's progress - but it's important we remain grounded."

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