Tony Pulis has admitted he is keen to bring “a few more players in” at West Brom – but has also stressed the need to ship out some of the club’s deadwood.
But the Albion manager accepts he must balance the books to facilitate new arrivals in January.
“We need a few more players to get the balance right in the team,” he told the Birmingham Mail.
“It still doesn’t feel like the balance is right.
“We need to bring in one or two to try and get that balance.
“There’s always certain things that need to be put in place for anything like that to happen.
“We certainly need to move one or two.
“There’s one or two players who have not been playing and are desperate to play and they need to go out and play.
“If that gives us the room then and the opportunity to bring one or two in we’ll desperately try and do that.”
Victor Anichebe, Christian Gamboa and Sebastien Pocognoli are among the fringe players Pulis might be willing to offload to reshuffle his squad.
Anichebe has not featured in the Premier League since the opening weekend defeat to Manchester City and finds himself behind Saido Berahino, Salomon Rondon and Rickie Lambert in the Albion pecking order.
Hull and Derby have both been linked with his signature.
Gamboa and Pocognoli could hardly have played a more peripheral role for Pulis in 2015/16, with the latter heavily linked with a move to Brighton.
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