Mowbray rules out mass exodus

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West Brom boss Tony Mowbray insists he does not have to sell his star players following the club's relegation from the Barclays Premier League.

The Midlanders finally dropped into the Coca Cola Championshipon Sunday when they lost 2-0 at home to second-placed Liverpool.

Mowbray maintains he will not be forced into a fire sale, saying: "We are not in a situation where we have to get £20m into the club quickly because of any shortfall of revenue after relegation."

He continued: "We don't need to sell anybody. But ultimately I probably will because we do need to move on and bring some good players in so we can keep growing and keep building the team.

"The ones who do leave will ultimately be the ones that I decide are going to help the team grow."

He added: "Good players are not easy to come by, you have to work very, very hard to get them and we are invariably in a market where we can only afford young players or inexperienced players.

"My job is to build, to keep adding the building blocks. And we have a good, solid base here now and it is important that we keep that together.

"We need to add a few more bits to what we have already got during the summer and we will not be far away from a side that can get back and stay in the top flight.

"I have not had many conversations with the powers that be at the club, I have just been getting on with my job.

"But the security of our club is that the chairman runs a very tight financial ship. There is no debt and we do not need to sell any players."

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