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Pulis: Wilson provides perfect competition

Head coach pleased with 'important' signing

TONY Pulis describes his late-hour addition to Albion’s squad as perfect competition for the final 15 fixtures of a Premier League season still packed with possibilities.

Albion’s 1-1 draw at Middlesbrough on the last day of January kept them eighth and looking upwards as they chase their best-ever Premier League finish.

The Baggies met with frustration chasing other targets during the January window and added Jake Livermore from Hull and now Wilson.

But the last man over the line before the window slammed shut brings capability to play in any number of roles.

Pulis said: “We’ve brought in Marc who is certainly going to be a help to us. 

“He can play in a number positions - at full back, in midfield, in defence, centre half … he gives us more cover and that is going to be important. I know him well and he knows how I work.

“We tried for quite a few but the prices and the opportunity to get them were just not there for us.  We are fishing from such a small pool and trying to improve the starting XI, which is what we want to do, is not easy.

“It’s a small group but they are tight together and now it’s up to us to keep them fit, keep them away from suspensions and keep them working hard.

“Jake has come in and I have no doubts he will do very well for us and in Marc we know we have someone who has the experience to step in there if we run into problems.”