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Tony Pulis urges West Brom chiefs to invest in more players

By Staff Reporter

Tony Pulis has urged West Brom to capitalise on the opportunity presented by their recent takeover. It was announced last week that a Chinese group led by investor Guochuan Lai had agreed a deal with former chairman Jeremy Peace to buy the club.

Former Blackburn chairman John Williams has succeeded Peace, and Pulis has called on him and the Yunyi Guokai Sports Development Ltd group to invest in new players.

On Saturday they were the better team as they won their opening fixture 1-0 at Crystal Palace, but the manager is concerned they have "stagnated" and need to strengthen. "The club has had, and still has, a lot of players who have been here for a long time," said Pulis, whose team won with Salomon Rondon's second-half header.

"They've been fantastic players, fantastic servants, but they need competition, they need people who can play in that team and want to be in that team. That's what this club needs."

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