Pulis awaits ‘great signing’ of Evans

Date published: Friday 30th January 2015 11:04

Pulis awaits 'great signing' of Evans

The Baggies secured their first win of the Premier League season thanks to club-record signing Salomon Rondon’s header, with Stoke having been reduced to nine men after Ibrahim Afellay and Charlie Adam were dismissed.
Pulis opted not to discuss either sending off, but instead spoke of his relief after seeing victory on his first return to the Britannia Stadium since leaving Stoke.
“Have a look and see what you think,” he said of Afellay and Adam’s red cards.
“We moved the ball too slowly when they went down to nine men,” Pulis added. “We tried to open it up a bit by bringing on Rickie Lambert and Calum McManaman but we couldn’t. But we’re just pleased to get our first win.
“To play Manchester City and Chelsea in our first two home games, it’s been a tough start. For us to be sat with four points from four games is not bad. We’re happy with that.”
Pulis was also pressed on a potential move for Manchester United defender Jonny Evans, who is reportedly the subject of an £8million bid from the Baggies.
A deal is expected to be concluded well before Tuesday’s deadline, and Pulis acknowledged the Northern Irishman “would be a great signing”.
“We’re hopeful we’ll get it over the line tonight or in the morning,” the boss said. “We have to bring in some players and we’re working hard on that. Jonny has got great pedigree, he would be a great signing for us.”

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