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Steve Bruce reveals how many players he expects to leave West Brom this summer

West Brom manager Steve Bruce says he expects ‘two or three’ players to leave the club this summer.

West Brom endured a tough 2021/22 season. They had promotion hopes at the start of the campaign when Valerien Ismael was brought in, but he couldn’t bring his side close to the top two.

The Frenchman was then replaced by Bruce who oversaw a torrid start to life as West Brom manager, with his new side tumbling out of the play-off places.

They eventually placed in 10th – eight points outside the top-six.

There were sign of improvements in the final weeks of the season with West Brom claiming wins over both Fulham and Bournemouth, and now hopes are high ahead of the next campaign after a strong start to the summer transfer window.

Jed Wallace has today signed for the club, joining John Swift who signed earlier this summer.

And speaking about his start to life at The Hawthorns and the summer so far, Bruce told Sky Sports:

“I’ve really enjoyed the last three months. It took us a while to get started, but I think we’ve got the nucleus of a very, very decent squad. We’ll keep trying to add to it of course and I’m sure two or three will leave as well, but that’s the way it is.”

Who could leave West Brom?

The Baggies look set to offload a few defenders this summer. In the past couple of months all of Kean Bryan, Cedric Kipre and Kyle Bartley have been tipped to move on, with Kipre perhaps the most likely of those three to leave given his links to the likes of Norwich City and Rangers.

An with the additions of Swift and Wallace in midfield, Bruce may have the oppurtunity to offload a midfielder – perhaps Adam Reach who played in that no.10 spot under Bruce, but who now looks to be well out of contention and favour.

All in all, the summer so far has been a strong one for West Brom, but more is needed for them to become a top-six side.

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