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Irvine is doing his homework

Alan Irvine is doing his 'homework' as he trawls through a 'lot of names' on the possible incoming list at West Bromwich Albion.

Last Updated: 25/06/14 at 12:32 Post Comment

Alan Irvine: Looking to put his own stamp on West Brom squad

Alan Irvine: Looking to put his own stamp on West Brom squad

Having inherited a squad upon taking the managerial reins at The Hawthorns, Irvine is eager to put his own stamp on things.

Recruits will be required, with West Brom having turned to a new boss after narrowly avoiding the drop in 2013/14.

Irvine is working hard to ensure that those drafted in will strengthen the ranks and offer something different to those already on the books.

That is not a quick process, though, and extra care is being taken in the identification of top targets.

Irvine is, however, confident that his considered approach to transfer business will produce a positive outcome.

He said in the Birmingham Mail: "We are trawling through a lot of names.

"We're trying to make sure we do our homework in terms of the knowledge we already have - looking at videos, looking at a lot of players.

"We will continue that process. It’s obviously vitally important that you find out about the character and personality of players."

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