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Steve Bruce says whether or not West Brom will sign a new goalkeeper this summer

West Brom manager Steve Bruce says he isn’t looking to add any new goalkeepers to his ranks this summer.

West Brom have just completed their second signing of the summer transfer window so far by bringing in Jed Wallace.

The 28-year-old was coming towards the end of his Millwall contract and the Baggies have long been linked with him, and he joins John Swift as Bruce’s two summer acquisitions.

And they’re two very impressive signings too. Bruce has gotten the West Brom rebuild well underway now, but he has lost Sam Johnstone who is set to join Crystal Palace on a free transfer.

That leaves Bruce with David Button, Alex Palmer and Josh Griffiths as his three first-team goalkeepers.

When asked if he’d be signing a new shot-stopper this summer, Bruce told Sky Sports:

“No, we’re very very happy with what we’ve got. We’ve got exceptionally an good young goalkeeper as well who’s been on loan for a couple of years [Josh Griffiths] and Butts [David Button] has done extremely well towards the end.

“He’s got Championship pedigree and history about him, so we’re okay in that department. That’s one I’m not looking at at all. So it’s up to them to fight it out for no.1.” 

Bruce’s options…

On paper, Button will likely be in line to take the no.1 spot next season – he’s the more experienced of the three Baggies goalkeepers and he came in towards the end of last season and, like Bruce says, performed well.

Palmer is a tricky one because at 25 years old, he’ll surely be eager to start playing regular first-team football for his club. He featured twice for Luton Town in an emergency loan last season and has had some successful recent loan stints with the likes of Lincoln City and Plymouth.

And Josh Griffiths has also enjoyed some strong loan spells with Cheltenham Town and Lincoln City too. The 20-year-old is showing great potential and he may fight it out to be Bruce’s no.2 choice next season, which could end up with one of the two being loaned out.

Either way, Bruce does have options in goal and his transfer attentions may be best spent elsewhere on the pitch,

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