Tony Pulis hoping to attract top players with strong finish

Tony Pulis wants to see more from Matt Phillips

"I thought we were fantastic in the first half, but only got the one goal". I'm hoping he will be available to start on Saturday but he is one of the ones we have to have a look at and see if he's right.

With the match opening up as West Brom pursued an equaliser both sides had opportunities, as Chadli hit directly at Forster from 18 yards out before Tadic curled narrowly around at another end with Foster rooted to the place.

"If he is and he's feeling good and everyone is happy with the injury, then he has a great chance of starting the game". However, losses at struggling teams such as Hull, Palace and Swansea will not give the travelling fans much confidence for a game against a side that has the sixth-best home scoring record in the league.

"But I still think there's still lots more to come from Matty". He's a good kid and good around the place.

The Baggies have enjoyed an excellent year in the Premier League and look to be in with a great chance of securing eighth place in the table with seven points now separating them from Everton in sixth and Southampton in ninth - though a win over the latter today could be very important as the Saints boast two games in hand.

But West Brom were not able to get them pay, Jonny Evans refused by Fraser Forster's excellent reaction save with nearly the final activity of the match.

It looks like Albion will miss out on a place in the Europa League for next season, but Pulis wants his team to finish as high up the table as possible to help him attract a handful of players in the summer.

"We need at least five or six players to come in and improve the club", said Pulis, as reported by the Birmingham Mail.

Having suffered a rare home defeat to Tony Pulis' men on New Year's Eve, Puel wanted his side to set the record straight, something they did thanks to Jordy Clasie's 25th minute strike.

"It was important because we lost our first game against West Brom, it was important to take revenge", said Puel. "I think the spirit and attitude of the players was flawless", said Puel, with Southampton ninth.