Roy ready for summer spending

The Baggies head coach had inspired a revival in fortunes since his
arrival in January with 13 points from eight games taking them to
the 40-point mark. But Hodgson is aware the squad at his disposal
needs strengthening if Albion are to avoid being involved in
another relegation battle next year. The former Liverpool boss
said: “I think we need to make some improvements to the squad if we
do stay up. “We need to be looking very carefully at how we are
going to improve this squad. “We are running on a reasonably small
squad of players. We are asking an awful lot of inexperienced
players who are getting better all the time. “But if we want to
have a good Premier League campaign next season, it is very
important we sign several players in the summer that will really
help us. “It will also take some of the burden away from the
Youssuf Mulumbus and Peter Odemwingies who, you must remember, are
in their first season in the Premier League.” Hodgson is taking
nothing for granted in terms of West Brom being safe this time. He
said: “We still need one or two points but if we do survive then it
will be an achievement for this club.”