By Pranav Shahaney

23rd Nov, 2021 | 6:10am

Valerien Ismael remains coy on West Brom signing striker in January

Valerien Ismael has neither confirmed nor denied that West Brom will be making a move for a striker in January.

He insisted that there are plenty of players in this Baggies squad capable to find goals.

This comes despite Blackburn, who are currently sitting in 8th place, have scored three more goals than West Brom in the Championship this season.

He said, as quoted by Express & Star, “Yes for sure,” when asked if he has the forward players to get the goals Albion need.

“When you look at the names of the front players we have got – they are all able to score over 10 goals. They have shown that in the past.

“Now it’s all about getting the breakthrough to all the players, for them to understand that everyone needs to do more.”

Easier said than done

Ismael came to the Hawthorns with the philosophy of playing an attacking brand of football.

Playing the game on the front foot usually leads to plenty of goals and chances, but that has not been happening so far for the Baggies under Ismael.

He needs to get his act together quickly and ensure that the Baggies do not have to go through the rigours of the play-offs once again.

This squad is good enough to secure automatic promotion and currently, they’re not playing the way they should.

Signing a striker in January has to be a prerogative along with a midfielder as these are two areas of the pitch that need strengthening.

Hopefully, the club take this window seriously and get the players that can give them the extra push.

In other West Brom news, the club are in talks over a new deal & remain hopeful that ‘Excellent’ sensation stays – The Athletic

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