Bruce confirms West Brom’s hope of new signing, reporter claims

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Steve Bruce has said he hopes West Brom will sign a new striker soon enough, but Alan Nixon has made his own statement.

Albion suffered a 2-1 loss to Blackburn Rovers on Sunday August 14, with Ben Brereton Diaz and Sam Gallagher scoring Rovers’ goals to nullify Grady Diangana’s deflected effort.

It wasn’t for lack of trying from the Baggies side who had the lion’s share of the game, but they couldn’t find a way through and Bruce is hoping a striker will solve those problems.

I’m hopeful, we’re hopeful,” he said, quoted by the Express and star. “We try, we have to because the club have been unhappy.

“We have two great number nines who have had a series of terrible injuries, which has been difficult. Especially Dike’s.

But for a new issue nine to arrive, Sun reporter Alan Nixon thinks it won’t be a buy, saying, “It would take a loan or a free one”, when one asks about the situation on Twitter.

Potential

West Brom faced three of the toughest opponents in the Championship to kick off their 2022-23 season and in all three matches they were easily the better of the two sides that day.

It was only a clinically absent goalscorer for the Hawthorns that kept them from possibly turning the two points on the board into the nine they could have gotten so far.

Karlan Grant may have scored three goals in four appearances in all competitions, the Baggies’ only goalscorer until Diangana, but he usually needs four or five chances before he finally puts one in.

Daryl Dike could have been that focal point that would have changed everything for Bruce, but he’s almost constantly injured, so he can’t be counted on anymore.

There is no doubt that a new striker is needed but the talent pool is slim now that the season has started so the boss will have to pull something out of the hat.

In other West Brom news, there is a defender at Chelsea who Albion have approached for a signing, but they face competition within the Championship.

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