Steve Bruce’s 10-word response when asked about new West Brom signings before end of transfer window
We’re eight days away from the summer transfer window slamming shut.
There’s just over a week left before it slams shut on September 1 and Albion are widely reported to still want to bring in up to three new faces with the priority being a striker.
Bruce has always remained relatively tight-lipped throughout the summer in regards to new faces and that was no different when asked following the 1-0 defeat to Derby County on Tuesday evening.
“Through you, through the supports, we’re bashing away,” he said.
“We’re trying, we’re trying as hard as we can.”
No names were mentioned by the former Newcastle United boss even when pressed on the matter but it’s evident that he is still very keen to strengthen the squad further.
The fringe players that took part in the loss to the Rams did little to impress the manager and if anything, re-emphasised his need to bring in some reinforcements.
Jayson Molumby, Jed Wallace, John Swift and Okay Yokuslu have all signed on permanent deals so far this summer at the Hawthorns but the Baggies’ biggest need - a striker - is still yet to be addressed.