West Brom Manager Tony Pulis Reveals Why His Strikers Have Been Hindered This Season

?Tony Pulis has spoken out regarding his opinion as to why his strikers are struggling this season. Speaking to the ?Birmingham Mail, Pulis disclosed that he believes the goal scoring burden felt by both Salomon Rondon and Hal Robson-Kanu has possibly bogged them down.

At present, the pair are the only two strikers at the club, and for much of their campaign, have had to carry the responsibility for scoring solely on their shoulders.

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Unfortunately for West Brom, both Rondon and Robson-Kanu have only mustered a disappointing 10 goals between them in 70 games this season. Although Rondon did end a 19 game drought on Saturday, taking his tally to eight, their combined total leaves much to be desired.

“We sold Saido, which was always going to be the case if we got the right money because Saido’s heart was somewhere else,” Pulis said.

“So all the weight has landed on Salomon and Robson-Kanu and we’ve needed a little bit more than that.”

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As well as addressing the burden brought upon his two strikers, Pulis also accepts that this summer will see more areas strengthened within his team.

“I think we’ve got the oldest squad in the Premiership,” he said.

“Having said that I think we’re in the top three in respect of output fitness wise.

“The lads will have a little bit of a go at me if I say ‘the group is too old’.

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“But it’s just under the mid 20s we need players.

“We’ve got some good young players but we need to find that middle ground as well.

“I think the balance of the squad is most probably tipped at the top end and we’ve got to find that middle ground.”


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