Belfast Telegraph

Pulis is keen to strengthen Baggies

West Bromwich Albion 3 Watford 1

By Robert Jones

Tony Pulis has urged West Brom to maintain their position in the Premier League this month in order to improve their chances when the transfer window opens.

The Baggies beat Watford 3-1 on Saturday - with goals from Northern Ireland duo Jonny Evans and Chris Brunt and Matt Phillips - and sit seventh in the table.

West Brom face tough fixtures against Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal in December, but Pulis hopes his team's new-found lofty standing can provide them with a platform.

"It gives us a platform going into the window and we're looking to bring one or two players in," Pulis said.

"For the new owners this is a long-term project that they want to do properly. They want quality over quantity and in January that's what we'll be trying to do.

"This was a massive game for us and we've got some real tough games, again, coming up - a real tough run of games."

During the late stages of Saturday's match Roberto Pereyra was sent off for reacting to a challenge from James McClean, who escaped with just a yellow following a confrontation and skirmish involving players from both sides.

The Republic of Ireland midfielder could face retrospective action, after kicking the ball at the Watford player and squaring up to his opponent.

"That's for the authorities," Pulis added. "I just want to enjoy the result. We worked hard and deserved the result."

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