English Premiership

Pulis to add youth to ageing West Brom squad

2017-05-04 20:05
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Cape Town - West Brom manager Tony Pulis believes he needs to inject his ageing squad with a few youthful fresh faces to revitalise the club for next season.

The Baggies have only used five players under the age of 26 in their first-team squad this campaign. Of those five, Jonathan Leko, 18, has the most appearances with eight.

With the transfer window only a few weeks away, Pulis is aiming to add some young blood to his side as they look to build on an impressive performance in the league which has seen them rise to eighth position.

“I think if you look at our squad and look at the numbers and the ages of the players, we are a little bit short in respect of a middle group,” he said, according to the Express & Star.

“We’ve got four or five young players who hopefully will get a chance over the four or five games to play some time.

“But over that, there’s not the number of 20-year-olds or early 20s, 23s and 24s that you’d want at the football club.

“We’ve got to try to find players now of that age to fill the squad and players of that ability to improve the group.”

The Baggies next travel to Turf Moor where they face Burnley in an English Premiership clash on Saturday.

Kick off is at 16:00.

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