West Brom's James Morrison queries club transfer policy

West Bromwich Albion's James Morrison (right)
James Morrison joined West Bromwich Albion from Middlesbrough in 2007

West Bromwich Albion midfielder James Morrison believes the Premier League club are not ambitious enough.

The 25-year-old Scot said he doubts the Baggies will sign any players before the transfer window shuts on Tuesday.

"I think it's our policy we don't bring players in, so I don't expect it to happen," said Morrison, who is captain while Chris Brunt is out injured.

"This club can go places but it doesn't build. We just settle for being in the Premier League."

Morrison added that "ambitious" manager Roy Hodgson, having rescued the club from a relegation scrap last season to enjoy the Baggies' highest Premier League finish of 11th, needs to be allowed to sign new players in order to progress to the next level.

"I believe, with the group of players we've got, we can kick on," said the Scotland international. "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."

Hodgson's Albion currently stand 15th in the top flight - seven points clear of danger and just two points outside the top 10, as they bid to become the first Baggies side to earn a third successive year in the Premier League.

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