Steve Clarke revealed that there could be deadline day signings at the Hawthorns, after Albion slumped to defeat against Swansea this afternoon.
The transfer window closes tomorrow night and Clarke is hopeful of bringing in new faces in the next 24 hours.
He said: “I spoke at length on Thursday about the need to bring fresh faces into the group.”
“The club, the chairman, Richard [Garlick] and Mark Jenkins are working hard – and have been working hard this week – to try and do the deals that will make this squad better and more competitive.
“Now, with just over 24 hours to go, hopefully some of those deals are starting to come to fruition.
“I think we’re close to one or two.
“Hopefully between now and 11pm tomorrow night there will be some good news for the supporters, because the supporters need some good news.
“I think the squad needs some good news, and even I could do with some good news.”
West Brom sit bottom of the table after three games and have failed to find the net this season with Steve Clarke looking for a cutting edge.
Clarke said: “We showed today we can play some good football”
“We knocked the ball around well and I thought it was a good passing game between two teams that could pass the ball and try to play football in the right way.
“Swansea on the day had a little bit more of a cutting edge than we did – and I think that was the difference.
“There were couple of chances we had before they scored - and if they go in it’s a different game.
“James Morrison had a free header and could have done better.
“Nicolas had a chance he just pulled wide of the goal.
“In a game like that, that’s the difference.
“If you don’t score you’re not going to win games.
“We scored over 50 goals last season and you know, by and large, you have to score between 40 and 50 goals to be still in the Premier League.
“We need to find some goals.
“I think as a team today we got into some good positions but didn’t show enough quality or conviction to turn those positions into chances.
“And obviously the more chances you make the more chance you have of scoring goals.”