Jonas Olsson believes Albion’s squad is as strong as it has ever been in the Premier League.
The Baggies recruited Goran Popov, Matej Vydra, Scott Sinclair and Morgan Amalfitano on loans deals whilst Nicholas Anelka, Stephane Sessegnon, Victor Anichebe, Diego Lugano and Lee Camp agreed permanent terms with the club this summer.
Despite the new additions the Baggies have struggled so far in the league having scored just one goal and gained two points.
But Olsson insists confidence is still high at The Hawthorns and the Baggies will do well again this season.
“It’s important to get a good result on Saturday but I think the squad we have this year, compared to the squad we’ve had in other years I’ve been here, is one of the best,” said the Swedish international defender.
“Sessegnon is a very good player. I remember him from playing against Sunderland and he was always a test with his speed.
“He has qualities that are very important and that very few players have, with his speed and his ability one on one.
“He showed that at Sunderland and, with Scott and Stephane coming in, we have players with qualities that we didn’t have.”
“I’m sure if you asked the gaffer he would have wanted the players in for the start of pre-season. In an ideal world you have a pre-season with the whole team, but the players we brought in like Victor, Sess and Scott have all played in the Premier League, so that transition is easier.”
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Source: WBA MAD