By Daniel Feliciano

19th Jul, 2022 | 11:10am

Steve Bruce confident of signing striker on loan for West Brom this summer

Steve Bruce is confident that he will be able to bring in a striker on loan at West Brom this summer, according to Express and Star journalist Jonny Drury.

The Baggies have completed four signings so far this summer bringing in John Swift, Jed Wallace and Okay Yokuslu as well as turning Jayson Molumby’s loan move from Brighton permanent.

But that is unlikely to be the end of their business despite the new season being just two weeks away, with manager Bruce keen to bring in a striker on loan.

After releasing Andy Carroll at the end of the last campaign, West Brom have been left with Daryl Dike as the only natural striker at the club while Karlan Grant is also capable of playing there.

But Bruce wants further cover for the position and according to journalist Drury he is confident of being able to bring in someone on loan before the window closes to further boost the squad.

Depth

One thing the team lacked last season was strength in depth, with injuries playing a big part in the huge underperformance of the team.

Dike was brought in to be the main man and lead the line but his hamstring trouble meant he never even got to get off the ground, and Bruce will know that he can’t rely on him to be fit all season again just in case.

Another striker could be seen as a necessity and there are several options, although it’s unclear which one Bruce sees as the ideal target.

There’s been plenty of chatter about a return for Dwight Gayle this summer who would be a good option, while the likes of Keinan Davis and more are also reportedly available too.

Regardless of who joins, if Bruce sees them as the right fit for the team then he should be trusted and backed. Especially with a loan, where there is much less risk on a deal.

In other West Brom news, ongoing talks for striker continue as clubs look to agree a financial package