Di Matteo keen for reinforcements

02 August 2010 10:13
West Brom boss Roberto di Matteo is growing anxious about the lack of new signings at The Hawthorns.Goalkeeper Boaz Myhill and centre-back Pablo Ibanez have joined this summer, while Stephen Reid and Gabriel Tamas have made their loan moves permanent. [LNB]"We've been very busy for the last three months, not just lately," Di Matteo told BBC WM. [LNB]"It's just frustrating that we haven't been able to attract the players that we want." [LNB]The Italian is particularly keen to bolster his strike options with Ishmael Miller, Roman Bednar and Simon Cox unproven in the top flight.[LNB] We do need another striker, but we need to strengthen in every department Roberto di Matteo "I think we do need another striker, but we need to strengthen in every department still - it's not a matter of numbers, it's a matter of quality," Di Matteo noted. [LNB]As for the new boys that played in the weekend drawn friendly at Coventry, the former Chelsea midfielder has declared himself suitably impressed - especially with Ibanez. [LNB]"I think he's been brilliant, he's been very good, we're trying to settle him in nicely," he said of the former Atletico Madrid defender.[LNB] [LNB][LNB] "He needs to get to know his team-mates and the way we play." [LNB]West Brom complete their pre-season preparations against Spanish side Osasuna at The Hawthorns on Saturday.

Source: BBC_Sport