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James Morrison in blast at West Brom ambition

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Midfield star James Morrison today accused West Brom's hierarchy of failing to build on the club's Premier League success as he spoke out strongly over transfers.

Midfield star James Morrison today accused West Brom's hierarchy of failing to build on the club's Premier League success as he spoke out strongly over transfers.

Morrison questioned the club's ambition after they pulled the plug on their latest transfer – deciding not to sign Hungary winger Szabolcs Huszti.

Albion ruled Huszti was not fit enough to make an impact in their final 16 Premier League games despite agreeing a loan deal with Zenit St Petersburg.

And a frustrated Morrison said: "This club can go places but it doesn't build.

"We just settle for being in the Premier League and I believe with the group of players we've got we can kick on.

"We've players here who can easily play top-half football.

"We just need a few reinforcements to the squad because a lot of players are playing a lot of games and a lot of minutes.

"I've got ambitions to progress and this club can do it. It just needs a little bit of help.

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"The manager is an ambitious guy. He's been like that all through his career, and the fans deserve it as well."

Albion's only signing so far in the January transfer window is £300,000 midfielder Scott Allan, although they still hope to capture Birmingham defender Liam Ridgewell before tomorrow's deadline and have not ruled out other signings.

Recently-published accounts showed the club committed an extra £11m in wages during the summer transfer window but made a £3m profit on transfer fees.

Morrison, who captained Albion for the first time in Saturday's 2-1 FA Cup defeat at home to Norwich, insisted he remains committed to the club despite his frustrations.

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"I'm committed to this club. If the club want me I'm sure they will offer me something but I'm not thinking about that at all.

"But we've got players that can kick on. We finished 11th last season and we could better that because we've got good players."

Albion opted not to sign Huszti because the 28-year-old was lacking match fitness following a two-month winter break in the Russian league.

They remain in talks with Birmingham over a deal for Ridgewell and are also monitoring several other targets as they weigh up reinforcements in the final 24 hours of the transfer window.

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