Forward-thinking Pulis looks to summer window

Date published: Saturday 2nd April 2016 7:13

Tony Pulis: Wants to strengthen forward line

Tony Pulis admitted he will look to strengthen his attacking options this summer after West Brom secured a 0-0 draw at Sunderland.

Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster was the star of the show for the travelling Baggies, who survival a second-half siege from the hosts to bank a hard-earned point.

Jermain Defoe, Fabio Borini, Lee Cattermole and Jan Kirchhoff were all denied by the Baggies number one, who used every part of his body to keep the Black Cats at bay.

But there was little to entertain the travelling fans, despite Pulis selecting two strikers in Saido Berahino and Salomon Rondon.

West Brom failed to register a shot on target in a league game for the seventh time this season, while Sunderland had seven of 22 shots on target.

Teenager Jonathan Leko made his Premier League debut for Albion, replacing Berahino, but failed to trouble the home defence.

And after steering his side to the magical 40-point total, Pulis revealed he wants to beef up his strikeforce in the summer transfer window.

The Albion manager said: “Hopefully [in the summer] we’ll be able to bring a few players that will give us a little bit more going forward.

“I was concerned today, I think the players thought we were safe – but we showed that wherever we go, we’re West Bromwich Albion and we give a performance.

“We must never lose that doggedness that I love as a coach.”

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