Hodgson happy with Baggies squad
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West Bromwich Albion manager Roy Hodgson ruled out a sweeping restructuring of his squad on Thursday after overseeing a revival that has virtually guaranteed the Baggies Premier League survival.

The Baggies have taken 13 points from eight games since Hodgson took over, a run of form which has convinced the veteran Englishman that major changes will not be necessary when the summer transfer window opens.

I will be happier if we get players that will make everyone else sit up and look over their shoulder and worry about their first team place.
Roy Hodgson, WBA manager.

"I don't want to say too much until I get the chance to talk to the chairman (Jeremy Peace)," Hodgson said. "But, if it was up to me, I would not want to make wholesale changes in the summer."

"Of course, some will be necessary because I'm certain some players will leave which will leave gaps that need to be filled.

"But I will be happier if we get players that will make everyone else sit up and look over their shoulder and worry about their first team place. I'd rather that than bringing in players who will fill up the numbers."

Hodgson, sacked by Liverpool earlier this year after only six months in charge, replaced Roberto Di Matteo in February.