West Brom coach Sam Allardyce said the attack should be strengthened during the current transfer window, following the FA Cup penalty shootout defeat to second-tier Blackpool on Saturday.
With Callum Robinson resting and Charlie Austin moving on loan to Queens Park Rangers, Allardyce had no offensive substitutes during the third round match and the squad did not include any strikers.
West Brom, 19th-placed in the Premier League with 8 points from 17 matches, have scored just three goals in five matches in all competitions since Allardyce was appointed to replace Slaven Bilic last month.
“I will take with the rest of the coaching staff my judgment on the players as soon as possible, and then we will enter the transfer market to include players who can enhance the strength of the squad,” Allardyce told reporters.
“We have allowed Charlie to move to Queens Park Rangers so that we can find the money needed to recruit a new striker,” he added.
“We have not included any striker because we do not have any striker. We want one or two attacking players because we need to score goals.”
West Brom has signed West Ham United midfielder Robert Snodgrass and goalkeeper Andy Lonergan this month.
West Brom will play against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League next Saturday.