West Brom chief Garlick happy with new attacking options

West Bromwich Albion chief Richard Garlick is pleased with the attacking options they've added to this season's squad.

West Bromwich Albion chief Richard Garlick is pleased with the attacking options they've added to this season's squad.

Garlick believes Albion have reinforced those positions with the signings of Nicolas Anelka, Matej Vydra and Scott Sinclair, plus the £12m deadline-day arrivals of Stephane Sessegnon and Victor Anichebe.

“Our main aim this summer was to retain our core players who have done so well in recent seasons – like Youssouf Mulumbu, who signed a new contract – and replace the attacking players we would be losing,” he said.

“We knew Romelu was heading back to Chelsea after his loan spell and although for a brief moment on transfer deadline day there was a chance he might return, we have planned without him.

“It was always on the cards that Peter would move on which left us with a lot of attacking talent to replace.

“Of course, only time will tell, but we’re very hopeful we’ve done that. With the signings we’ve made, we’ve put power and pace back into the team, which was absolutely vital.”

 
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