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Slaven Bilic keen to add to West Brom squad

By Joseph Masi | West Bromwich Albion | Published:

Slaven Bilic says he is keen to add a couple of players to Albion’s squad this month – with the head coach also hopeful Grady Diangana will remain at The Hawthorns.

West Bromwich Albion manager Slaven Bilic

The Baggies, who take on Charlton tomorrow, currently sit second in the Championship table with a nine point lead over third-placed Brentford.

While Albion have been linked with a number of players since the window opened, January has so far proved to be a quiet month at The Hawthorns.

Bilic, though, would like to make a couple of signings and says there is money in place to do so.

“We are trying to get a couple of players, a couple of players,” the head coach said.

“It’s not easy but it’s possible and we are trying.

“We have a few weeks to go now.

“We have some money left from the summer and also the club understands the situation – we have to push.

“But it is January, everybody is trying so it’s very difficult to get in good players now.

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“Nobody wants to let go of the players they like and that includes us.

“But there is a chance to do a couple of good ones, yes.”

Meanwhile, Bilic remains hopeful Diangana will remain at the club for the rest of the season.

The 21-year-old has been a revelation ever since joining the Baggies on a season-long loan from West Ham in the summer.

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But the Hammers have the option to recall the winger at any time before January 27, not January 14 as had previously been reported.

And Bilic revealed that, so far, he has received no indication from West Ham that they plan to recall the winger who is set to feature at Charlton tomorrow after recovering from a back problem.

“We’ve not heard anything, it looks positive,” Bilic said when asked about Diangana’s future.

“He is here with us. It looks positive and that is all I know so far.”

Joseph Masi

By Joseph Masi
Football MMPJ - @josephmasi_star

West Bromwich Albion reporter.

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