West Brom boss Sam Allardyce has hailed his side’s January transfer business but there is one thing he wishes he could’ve done differently.
Albion brought four first-team players to The Hawthorns last month and we have seen them have a huge impact already.
However, Allardyce wishes he could’ve got his men at the start of the month so he could’ve turned January losses into more positive results.
“We got four very good players on a limited budget of a greater quality than I thought we would achieve,” Allardyce told Express and Star.
“What would I have liked to have done better? Obviously, get them in on January 2 and January 3 and that might have made a difference to the games we lost.
“But because of the negotiation and that financial situation I thought we did massively well getting those four players.
“I thought it was a massive achievement but whether it’s enough only time will tell.”
We had a great January transfer window but two of our signings came through on deadline day.
This was so frustrating considering the improvement we have already seen from our new men in the past three weeks.
We should’ve beaten Manchester United and Burnley and you can’t help but feel if Okay Yokuslu had been at the club before the Fulham game, we’d have been able to win that one too.
Mbaye Diagne made his debut in that game and picked up an assist as his impact was immediately obvious.
We could’ve done with him against West Ham the week before that as we were crying out for a presence upfront.
We can’t change the past though and at the end of the day we have our new players, let’s hope they can finish the season strongly.
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