Morrison wants boss backing
West Bromwich Albion midfielder James Morrison has called for manager Roy Hodgson to be handed greater backing in the transfer market.
Last Updated: 30/01/12 10:05am
West Bromwich Albion midfielder James Morrison has called for manager Roy Hodgson to be handed greater backing in the transfer market in order to boost the club's squad.
The Baggies have signed youngster Scott Allan from Dundee United this month, but have made no further progress after being linked with a string of names.
Hodgson pulled out of a deal to sign Szabolcs Huszti at the weekend due to concerns over the Hungary international's fitness and Morrison feels the squad desperately needs enhancing.
Morrison, who was captain for the FA Cup defeat by Norwich City on Saturday, believes the Baggies have the potential to challenge higher up the table and has called for Hodgson to be handed more funds.
When asked if he expected Albion to sign anyone before the transfer window closes on Tuesday, Morrison said: "I doubt it!
"It sums us up. I think it's our policy that we don't bring players in so I don't expect it to happen.
"The move for the lad from Zenit St Petersburg, Szabolcs Huszti, is dead so there you are.
"This club can go places but it doesn't build. We just settle for being in the Premier League.
"I believe with the group of players we've got we can kick on. We've players here who can easily play top half of the table football.
"We just need a few reinforcements to the squad because a lot of players are playing a lot of games and a lot of minutes.
"I've got ambitions to progress and this club can do it. It just needs a little bit of help.
"The manager is an ambitious guy. He's been like that all through his career, and the fans deserve it as well.
"Hopefully we can get a few new faces in and kick on. Anyone coming in always gives you a lift and it keeps you on your toes.
"It always gives the crowd a lift, but it will probably be someone you don't know!"
Morrison added: "I think every player in our dressing room is ambitious.
"I'm someone who has been here since we got relegated, to getting back into the Premier League, to staying up last season and finishing 11th.
"We just want to keep progressing and you want to do your best for your career."