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James Morrison: West Brom have a good squad

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Midfielder James Morrison today insisted West Brom have the squad to steer clear of relegation despite a quiet transfer deadline day.

The Baggies did not add to their squad on the final day of business after snapping up 11 new players during the summer.

But Morrison, who made his return to Premier League action at Swansea City on Saturday after summer surgery, insists Alan Irvine's man can thrive once all of their recruits are fit.

Joleon Lescott, Georgios Samaras, Silvestre Varela and Sebastian Blanco are yet to make their debuts while Cristian Gamboa, Jason Davidson and record signing Brown Ideye are still striving for full fitness.

The Baggies have picked up just two points from their first three games and lost 3-0 with a dismal display at Swansea on Saturday.

But Morrison said: "We've got a big squad now and we just need to get players fit and pushing for places.

"Then I think we'll be ready to survive in this league. We are only three games in and with one defeat we can't get carried away or let it affect us.

"I said after the game that we need to bounce back and not let this defeat harm our season and get stuck in a rut.

"We know what it's like to be in that rut. It's hard to get out of and I believe this season will be tight again with a lot of teams bunched together.

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"One win can see you jump up the table or you can be down there so it will be an exciting season. But we're all together and pulling in the right direction."

Albion have a two-week international break before they return to action with a home game against Everton in the Premier League.

And Morrison said: "We've got a good gap now for the lads to work and settle in because it's not easy to settle in at clubs when you come from a different country."

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