Diagne joined West-Brom on loan for the rest of the season.
manager, Sam Allardyce, who welcomedGalatasaray
, to his team on a loan followingRobert Snodgrass
’s signing, talked about their chances with the player before paying Fulham a visit on Saturday.
“It has been a long negotiation and finally we have found someone who can give us a bit more on the front line.”
“The opportunity to play in the Premier League is always very attractive and taking the challenge on with his record at Galatasaray is a big ask for him.”
“I congratulated him on taking the chance. Players can easily be put off because of where we are.”
“There’s no guarantee he is going to switch it on straight away.”
“I’ve managed to succeed in the past but it’s still a major factor that catching up in the Premier League instantly in January is one of the biggest tasks a player faces.”
“We have one more loan available from abroad and this country. That will be our objective, to bring in two more players in this window.”
Since Allardyce’s arrival at West-Brom, the team has received a total of 24 goals within eight matches as they continue their fight to reach the safe zone in thePremier League
For their upcoming match West-Brom hope to seeGrady Diangana
back on the pitch as Snodgrass is nursing his knee injury.
“They are games we need to get points from. It’s essential. If we get the result it’s catching up on Fulham, Brighton and Newcastle,”
“We cannot afford to lose these two games but if I start telling players they must win they can go out of the tactics we need to use and the way we need to win.
“We need to stay focused, if you chase anything in life you lose. We have to be patient, resilient and creative in possession.”
“We cannot under perform in any department in the team.”