Previous
VfL Wolfsburg
Everton
ESPN3 6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Tottenham Hotspur
Partizan Belgrade
ESPN3 8:05 PM GMT
Game Details
Internazionale
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
ESPN3 8:05 PM GMT
Game Details
Feyenoord Rotterdam
Sevilla FC
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Villarreal
Borussia Monchengladbach
8:05 PM GMT
Game Details
Torino
Club Brugge
ESPN3 8:05 PM GMT
Game Details
River Plate
Boca Juniors
11:45 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 0 - 0
Game Details
Next
Apr 28, 2011

Hodgson: No mass West Brom overhaul

West Brom boss Roy Hodgson is not planning a major shake-up of his squad this summer after being impressed with his players' form over the past three months.

Hodgson, who replaced Roberto Di Matteo in February, will put the emphasis on quality rather than quantity when the transfer window reopens.

The Baggies have taken 13 points from eight games since Hodgson took charge to virtually guarantee their Premier League status for another season.

"I don't want to say too much until I get the chance to talk to the chairman (Jeremy Peace)," Hodgson said. We have spoken internally amongst the coaching staff and with Dan Ashworth (sporting and technical director) about plans and ideas.

"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.''

Meanwhile, defender Steven Reid is battling to recover from a calf strain in time for Saturday's home derby clash with Aston Villa. Reid had to be substituted during last weekend's 2-2 draw at Tottenham.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.