West Bromwich Albion are second in the Championship with 22 points from 11 games, boasting the third-most amount of goals scored (20). Karlan Grant is the Baggies’ top scorer with four goals while Matt Phillips, Alex Mowatt and Callum Robinson are joint-second with three goals, but Ally Robertson says Albion ‘need another option’ in attack.

As reported in the Express and Star, the 69-year-old said: “I’d like to see us making a couple of additions in January. I think we do need a striker. Callum Robinson has done well and Karlan Grant has found his form recently which was great to see. But I think we need another option in that central striker role.”

West Brom have scored two or more goals in six of their 11 league games this season while being shut out only twice. The Baggies have netted six in their previous three, so they’ve not been struggling in front of goal of late. Robertson’s comments may be aimed at Robinson, however, as he’s without a league goal since mid-August.

Grant has netted three times in as many games, but West Brom don’t have another striker who’s as prolific. Valerien Ismael brought in Jordan Hugill as cover, but he’s goalless after seven appearances. And whether Albion have the funds to significantly improve their attack remains to be seen.

This is something Robertson acknowledged, adding: “We don’t seem to be spending fees so it might be a case of bringing a few in on loan just to improve the squad a little bit and add a bit of strength in depth.”

A win over Birmingham City on Friday will put pay to any worries about their attack.

In other news, Karlan Grant posts training picture on Instagram ahead of Birmingham clash