Mel could see Anelka cover

New West Brom boss Pepe Mel revealed he may need to move into the transfer market this week to bring in cover for Nicolas Anelka.

Anelka was hurt as he challenged for the ball to create a chance for team-mate James Morrison during a dramatic first half in which the sides shared six goals.

One result doesn't change the opinion about the squad but if we have the chance to sign a player during the transfer window I believe we should do.

We must try to work to solve the problem that the injury or the ban to Anelka would cause.

He [Anelka] has had a lot of stitches to his knee. We don't know (how serious it is). Tomorrow we will know more.

– West Brom head coach Pepe Mel