Defender Jonas Olsson today backed Albion’s deadline-day signings to inspire a turnaround from their stuttering start.
The Baggies face Sunderland on Saturday in a showdown of the top-flight’s two early-season strugglers with both sides still seeking their first victory of the campaign.
But Olsson is adamant the arrivals of Scott Sinclair, Stephane Sessegnon, Morgan Amalfitano and Victor Anichebe late in the transfer window will kick-start the campaign.
“There is definitely still confidence,” said Olsson. “We’re just four games in and of course we would have wanted more points but I am very confident. We have a great squad and I’m sure we will do well.
“It’s important to get a good result on Saturday but I think the squad we have this year, compared to the squad we’ve had in other years I’ve been here, is one of the best.
“Sessegnon is a very good player. I remember him from playing against Sunderland and he was always a test with his speed.
“He has qualities that are very important and that very few players have, with his speed and his ability one on one.
“He showed that at Sunderland and, with Scott and Stephane coming in, we have players with qualities that we didn’t have.”
He added: “I’m sure if you asked the gaffer he would have wanted the players in for the start of pre-season. In an ideal world you have a pre-season with the whole team, but the players we brought in like Victor, Sess and Scott have all played in the Premier League, so that transition is easier.”