Some West Brom fans believe that the club have more than enough players who can play at centre-back despite Slaven Bilic not signing a recognised name in the position in January.
Despite sitting top of the Championship table, the Baggies have not been known this season for their defensive abilities, with West Brom keeping just six clean sheets so far this campaign, a poorer record than the likes of Reading, Hull City and Middlesbrough (per Transfermarkt).
Although West Brom added defensively in the winter transfer window in the form of Lee Peltier (per The Express and Star), the Baggies have yet to address their problems in central defence. However, some supporters on social media believe that the club already have enough quality and quantity to be okay for the remainder of the season.
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Here’s what a few West Brom supporters had to say on Twitter about their lack of a centre-back signing in January…
We have the cover Bilic clearly likes O’Shea and he’s a natural CB also have Fitzwater and Hegazi
— James (@FutbolJamess) February 5, 2020
Peltier can play CB
— Simon (@BeefyBaggie1965) February 5, 2020
We’ve got plenty of cover I think
— Mike Robertson (@Baggieboy75Mike) February 5, 2020
I don’t think it matters we are going up anyway
— baggiesfan19 (@baggiesfan19) February 6, 2020
Enough cover providing *top 6* are available for the majority.
RB -*Furlong* – *O’Shea*
CB -*Bartley* – *Ajayi* – Hegazi
LB -*Gibbs* – *Townsend*
LB+CB – Barry
LB – Brunt)
CB – Fitzwater
RB – Ferguson.
— Kris (@Kris78522) February 5, 2020
Bartley , ajayi, hegazi , o’shea, fitzwater , furguson , sure furlong could play there
— … (@ftblchaz) February 5, 2020
West Brom fans, will the defence begin to take shape? Let us know!
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