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Hatfield: WBA summer recruitment good enough to mount promotion push 

Express and Star journalist Luke Hatfield believes that West Bromwich Albion’s transfer window has been good enough to help them win promotion back to the Premier League this season.

The Baggies have made six summer signings, with Alex Mowatt, Matt Clarke, Adam Reach, Quevin Castro, Jordan Hugill and Jayson Molumby all penning deals at the Hawthorns.

Under the leadership of Valerien Ismael, West Brom have started life back in the Championship undefeated. After drawing their first fixture of the season against AFC Bournemouth, the Baggies have put a run together of four straight victories and currently sit second in the Championship table.

With the business that the Baggies have done this summer, Hatfield believes it’s good enough to ensure that the club are in the picture for promotion, telling Football FanCast: “I think it has been good enough. To be honest they’ve filled positions which they have needed to, they could maybe have done with one more to cover Darnell Furlong, that’s a position that, you know, if he was to go down, they’d really struggle to replace, I think.

“But ultimately, when you look at clubs in the Championship, there are only a couple who are spending serious money.”

After bringing in six players this summer and the start to the season that the Baggies have had, everybody connected with the football club will be hoping that they can keep up this run of form and ensure that they push for promotion this season and try to return to the Premier League at the first-time of asking.