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West Brom bring in Everton youngster on loan

West Brom have boosted their squad with the arrival of defender Brendan Galloway on loan from Everton.

The full-back, who had been linked with Newcastle, has signed on until the end of the season at The Hawthorns.

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Pulis keen to freshen up 'stagnant' West Brom

West Brom manager Tony Pulis wants fresh faces in his squad. Credit: PA

Tony Pulis has urged West Brom to capitalise on the opportunity presented by their recent takeover.

It was announced last week that a Chinese group led by investor Guochuan Lai had agreed a deal with former chairman Jeremy Peace to buy the club, and Pulis has called on the Yunyi Guokai (Shanghai) Sports Development Limited group to invest in new players.

The Baggies won their opening fixture of the season 1-0 at Crystal Palace, but the manager is concerned the club might be treading water.

"The club has had, and still has, a lot of players who have been here for a long time," said Pulis.

"They've been fantastic players, fantastic servants, but they need competition, they need people who can play in that team and want to be in that team. That's what this club needs.

"I've been here now 22 months. It's been one of the things I've said - the club has almost stagnated, and it really needs to get on its front foot.

"It's the only club in the West Midlands this year that's in the Premier League, (has) fantastic support, and the supporters and everybody around the place - we need a little bit of impetus.

"We're trying to do business, we need to do business, and we'll go from there. Hopefully we'll get it in the next two weeks. It's a big two weeks for me and the football club."

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