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Pulis confirms transfer pursuits

19 January 2015

Head coach hopes for incoming activity

TONY Pulis confirmed Albion had 'three or four bids' in for transfer targets.

Speaking after the 0-0 draw at Everton, the Albion head coach appeared to confirm an interest in Wigan Athletic's Callum McManaman when asked about potential arrivals.

"We've had three or four bids for different players that have gone in," he said. 

"We will wait and see what the clubs want and take a view. Not just him (McManaman) there are three or four other people. 

"Then we will take a view on what's value for money. Some clubs are negotiating, some haven't got back to us."

Albion picked up a good point at Goodison Park, with Claudio Yacob being named as man of the match.

Speaking about the Argentina international, Pulis added: "Claudio was sat in front of the two centre-halves. He knows that position well. 

"We had a lad at Palace, Mile Jedinek, who did the same thing. He's a good lad and knows the position. 

"It's nice to work with him - he's a solid citizen. I saw him play when I was at Stoke and Steve Clarke played him and Youssouf Mulumbu. The two did good jobs. With the other players, like Brunt, Morrison, Gardner you have forward thinking players."

When asked about the overall team display, he continued: "It was a resilient performance. 

"The lads worked very, very hard. 

"What we have to do - it won't come overnight - we have to be better on the ball. We gave the ball away too cheaply in midfield, where we have good players. 

"We need to get passes off to get us up the pitch. We need to commit if we're going to be solid. But it was a fantastic effort and we're pleased.

"The lads have worked hard. Individually you can't criticise them in any shape or form. It takes time and it won't happen overnight - it will be a struggle. We need to pick up as many points as possible. It will go to the wire."

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