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Greening: West Brom needed to buy Premiership experience

West Brom captain Jonathan Greening admits they have fallen short in quality this season.

He told the Daily Mail: "A couple of weeks ago at Manchester City, I lined up against Nigel de Jong and he cost as much as our entire squad.

"It's that experience and know-how that we've missed. We'd be up one end, scoring a goal, and then someone would come straight back at us. With the addition of three or four experienced players, I think we'd be looking at mid-table. But there's no way this club could afford a £8-9million player and give him 40 grand a week. And that's what they cost.

"The gaffer will probably end up doing some wheeling and dealing this summer. He's fine. But we have been bottom for a long time. He's been a bit stressed out. But he's still singing his Frank Sinatra stuff."

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