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West Brom boss Mowbray admits he may sell big to land striker

West Brom boss Tony Mowbray admits he may have to sell a top player to boost his attack in January.

He said: "I don't think there is a centre-forward out there who will guarantee you 10 to 15 goals between January and the end of the season.

"There might be players out there on loan who might fall for us and hit a purple patch. We don't have a warchest of money to go and buy anybody of the quality to play in the Premier League and score lots of goals.

"My own view is that we won't throw our eggs into one basket. We'll get a couple of players in on loan and hope that one of them hits a purple patch.

"If two of them do, then we'll probably score enough goals. If they don't, then we'll find out in the first dozen games that it's not going to be about free-flowing goalscoring for us this season, but we do need a bit of help in that department.

"Anyone we get in January is going to be a bit of a gamble.

"Will it be loan signings only? We might have to sell a player we don't want to necessarily sell in a different area of the pitch. The message is we have to sell to generate money to buy."

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