Swansea eye more firepower

Michael Laudrup says he will sign another forward after seeing his Swansea City side kick-start their Premier League campaign with a comfortable victory at feeble West Bromwich Albion.

The Liberty Stadium boss has been linked with Albion's Peter Odemwingie, among others, and recognises that his strike-force needs one final addition in this transfer window.

"We're looking for one more striker and we will add one tomorrow," Laudrup said after Ben Davies's excellent first-half finish and a straightforward late second by Pablo Hernandez had left Albion with one point and no goals from their opening three League games.

"Of the five, six or seven forwards I have been linked with, one will join us. It's not ideal because tomorrow will be a crazy day but hopefully we'll finish a deal in time and I can talk on Tuesday about a new signing."

Albion's sluggish performance, which drew boos from their fans at half-time and full-time, made a mockery of the fact it was Swansea who had travelled to Eastern Europe in midweek.

The Welsh club, themselves bottom of the table until today, were the better side in the first half and in utter control from then on.

"It was a great performance," Laudrup added. "We knew it was very important for us to get something from this game.

"When we saw the fixtures, we saw the champions and then Tottenham away. And in our next two home games, we have Liverpool and Arsenal.

"West Brom is not easy to come to and get something but I think we dominated the first half quite well and dominated surprisingly much in the second half.

"The only thing was that we didn't score the second goal (until late). Maybe one counter or one set-piece and they can equalise. Fortunately, it wasn't so.

"There are so many things to be pleased about; the win and performance and the fact we had quite a tough game on Thurs and came back at 5 o'clock in the morning, then travelled here yesterday.

"It was great to see because we have to be ready on Sundays. It's nice to play Europa Cup but the League is the most important thing and we have to do well so we are here next year as well.

"Ben Davies has added something to his development and all our news signings are adapting to the way we play and to the squad."

Albion boss Steve Clarke insisted he wouldn't panic as his team and Hartlepool remained the only two teams in the four English divisions yet to score a League goal.

The head coach voiced concern before the weekend that not enough had been done by way of team strengthening and he discounted the idea that this second successive home League defeat had added urgency to the search.

"Jeremy Peace, Mark Jenkins and Richard Garlick are working hard to get deals done and make the squad better and more competitive," he said.

"Hopefully, some of those are coming to fruition and there will be some good news for the supporters between now and 11 o'clock tomorrow night because they need some.

"I think we're close to one or two. If we're not, it's going to be difficult to get over the line. We need some players who are going to give us that quality.

"We didn't create enough chances, so we need players who will help us find the key to win matches; players with a bit of craft and quality.

"The better teams have good pace and good quality in wide areas and hopefully we can add that."

Clarke, whose worries were increased by a groin problem that forced James Morrison off at half-time and makes him doubtful for Scotland's game at home to Belgium next weekend, described the chances of Odemwingie leaving tomorrow as 50-50.

One wide player known to have been on Clarke's list of possible targets is Marseille's Morgan Amalfitano.