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West Bromwich Albion manager discusses trio of new signings

West Bromwich Albion manager Darren Moore is excited by the prospect that his new trio of attacking loan signings could bring to the Baggies.

The 44-year-old West Brom boss saw his side acquire the services of three players on loan, all with Premier League experience during Thursday’s transfer deadline day.

Whilst winger Jefferson Montero has played in England’s top-flight 66 times for Swansea City, Stefan Johansen and Jacob Murphy have arrived from Fulham and Newcastle United respectively.

During West Brom’s 3-2 defeat to Middlesbrough at The Hawthorns on Saturday, Murphy played for the final 16 minutes as a substitute in place of Hal Robson-Kanu, whilst Montero was also amongst the substitute.

Despite only Murphy featuring, Moore is excited by what the trio may bring to the Championship side.

He said: “Along with the others we have bought in over the last 24 hours, they will be wonderful assets to us.

“We will get them into the roles and responsibilities and what is expected from them in and out of possession of the ball but again, they will bring a wonderful, different dimension to us as a team. We will settle them down, they have only been with us for 24 hours.

“They saw their teammates yesterday and their new surroundings and the only way they get it is to work on the training ground, you don’t get it any other way. So, once we get them in on Monday, we will get working with them in terms of what is expected from them.”

Johansen has featured 13 times for Fulham this season in all competitions, however, since Claudio Ranieri replaced Slavisa Jokanovic as manager, his loan exit suggests he has fallen out of favour at Craven Cottage.

Murphy had also made 13 appearances in all competitions prior to his Baggies debut on Saturday.

The trio could all feature when West Brom host Brighton and Hove Albion in a FA Cup replay on Wednesday evening.

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