Clarke rules out West Brom summer spending spree

After claiming a best ever finish and highest-ever points total in the club's top-flight history, the manager is keen to keep up momentum but feels heavy investment is not needed
West Brom boss Steve Clarke insists he will not be making any major changes to his squad during the summer following the club's record-breaking season.

Clarke, in his first term as manager at the Hawthorns, guided the Baggies to unprecedented heights as they finished eighth in the Premier League table and achieved their highest points total in top-flight history.

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The 49-year-old former Chelsea and West Ham assistant manager is keen to further improve next term but feels heavy investment is not necessary, despite losing the likes of on-loan striker Romelu Lukaku.

"I think my ideas on the squad are similar now to how they were as the season progressed," Clarke told the club's official club website. 

"I don’t think we need radical reshaping of the squad.  It’s a squad that has finished in the top 11 of the Premier League for the last three seasons. 

"There are three or four players that won't be here next season that need to be replaced and we have to replace them wisely - but that’s normal."