Upbeat Pardew hopes to add

Manager Alan Pardew is eager to add to his West Brom squad this month, having finally seen the Baggies end their lengthy Premier League winless run.

A 2-0 Hawthorns victory over Brighton lifted the gloom which had been surrounding Albion for several months, with their previous league win having come way back in mid-August at Burnley.

And Pardew hopes to be able to do some deals before the transfer window shuts at the end of the month, while confirming that he can only buy if players are allowed to leave his club.

He told Sky Sports: "I'd like to bring in a few fresh faces. I've got no money to spend so, it means I've got to move somebody on.

"We'll have to wait and see what happens, because we'll have to move somebody out if there's a bid."

Meanwhile, Pardew was full of praise for his players, after two set-piece strikes proved enough to down the Seagulls and move Albion to within two points of safety.

He added on the club's official website: "That's how we've got to play and that's the confidence I expect. We passed it well at times, we created chance after chance and we could have had three or four.

"Obviously a new manager comes in and the set-plays start falling away, so I changed them and we worked hard on them and we got our reward.

"We've got good, aggressive players at set-plays and that's going to be massively important going forward. The promise we've shown was delivered and that was great."

Albion are now priced at 6/5 to be relegated this season, while they are 4/6 to beat the drop and are available at 80/1 to win the FA Cup.

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