Baggies playing it cool

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West Brom sporting and technical director Dan Ashworth insists the newly-promoted Barclays Premier League club will not make any panic buys over the remainder of the summer.

Albion have so far signed Pablo Ibanez and Steven Reid - both on free transfers - plus Gabriel Tamas in a £800,000 deal. Ashworth revealed the Baggies have several more targets on the horizon but will not sign players of insufficient quality.

He said: "We've got feelers and inquiries out on several different targets. There are conversations ongoing.

Ashworth added: "If one of our top targets comes up and the deal is do-able, then we will do it.

"But we won't jump in for number six on our list for the sake of bringing in a player. We would be wise in holding onto get the right player."

Ashworth also admitted West Brom will look to make use of loan deals to help strengthen the squad which gained promotion from the Championship.

The Baggies have been linked with signing Liverpool striker David N'Gog on a temporary basis and Ashworth said: "The loan market is something we want to exploit.

"You maybe fill your squad and, once you have your main targets, you get a loan player in to fill a key position, perhaps.

"The chairman has alluded to it already, that for a loan signing, a Bosman, or a relatively low transfer fee, we can then bring in a player on higher wages."

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