Robert Snodgrass and Danny Rose are good signings but they won’t save West Bromwich Albion from their relegation fate.
That is according to ex-Leeds United forward Noel Whelan, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Russell Edge after Snodgrass joined the Baggies from West Ham on Friday.
Tottenham Hotspur left-back Rose has subsequently been heavily linked with a Hawthorns move too and could soon join forces with Snodgrass on the West Brom left-hand side.
Whelan believes both are quality footballers but that West Brom’s Premier League status is unrescuable, with the Baggies six points from safety after 17 games.
Asked what Rose and Snodgrass would bring to the side, Whelan told Football Insider: “Loads of experience, absolutely. We know the quality that they can bring on their day.
“He [Danny Rose] is desperate for first-team football, he’s been an international.
“It seems like a good move, but I think the damage has been done already. This might be something that’s more for the Championship next year to give them that opportunity of getting back up.
“To me, they are the one team that probably is down right now.”
West Brom brought in Premier League survival expert Big Sam in a desperate attempt to beat the drop, but the situation looks even bleaker than when he arrived.
An FA Cup exit at the hands of League One Blackpool and one point from his four league matches means Allardyce has the fight of his life on his hands.