‘We’re short’ - Steve Bruce hints at more incomings at West Brom before transfer window closes

It’s been four in and five out so far for West Brom this summer. Not the total overhaul many expected.

West Bromwich Albion manager Steve Bruce has admitted the current team is still short of where he wants to be incomings wise and claims work will be put in before September 1 to fix this.

The Baggies have signed four players on permanent deals so far this summer; Jayson Molumby, John Swift, Jed Wallace and Okay Yokuslu - all of whom have been seen as good buiness.

General view inside the stadium during the Sky Bet Championship between West Bromwich Albion and Cardiff City

However, Albion’s biggest problem is the same as that was on display last year and that’s their inability to score goals.

With Daryl Dike sidelined through injury again, Bruce has no other natural forward to select from in his ranks and it shows.

The manager admitted following the draw with Cardiff that they had indeed been in the running for Manchester City’s Liam Delap but lost out to Stoke City - something he claims was due to influence from his dad, Rory, who played there.

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After losing out to Delap, though, he isn’t giving up hope yet on bringing in some new faces and with a fortnight left to go, has urged fans for patience just one last time.

“There isn’t a list (of targets), there isn’t a list, I wish there was,” he said.

“Absolutely we’re short but we still have two and a half weeks to go. We’ll see what becomes available.

“I’ve said always that you’ll need patience. I’m not going to turn it around in four or five months. We’ve got some good players at the club, they’ve been here a long time some of them, the players who finished tonight.

“Whereas Cardiff maybe had eight or 12 new faces, they’re completely different, they’ve been able to change their squad and have a huge turnaround.”