The likes of Gareth Barry, James Morrison and Chris Brunt have all been performing admirably so far this season, especially Barry, but with a combined age of 103, it’s safe to say that their days playing at this level are limited and that some ‘fresher’ legs are needed in the middle of the park for the Baggies.

Darren Moore has openly admitted that the club are looking to strengthen in that area due to the imbalance in age between the players mentioned and the upcoming academy youngsters Sam Field and Rakeem Harper.

Also, Jake Livermore’s second straight red card of the season against Blackburn the other week means that he’ll be suspended until February, so strengthening there has become a major priority for Moore and his coaching staff.

A few early rumours linked the club to Tottenham’s Victor Wanyama and Everton’s James McCarthy, but it’s safe to say the Albion faithful weren’t getting too excited by those links as neither player is likely to drop down a division and the pair would most likely have Premier League teams interested in obtaining their services.

Instead, I have picked five central midfielders, all from the Championship, who I feel would be quality signings, would all be interested in a move to the club and could be obtained, I believe, for a fairly modest transfer fee.