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Trio sign up for Baggies battle

It was another late night for The Baggies on Tuesday as the January transfer window drew to a close with Bryan Robson adding three new players to his playing staff.

The first arrival was 25-year-old Slovakian midfielder Jan Kozak. Kozak has joined Albion on loan until the end of the season with the view to making the move permanent.

Kozak is a creative midfield player who at 6 foot 4 inches will add some hight and strength to the Baggies midfield.

The giant Slovakian has played Champions League football this season and impressed for his former side Artmedia Bratislava.

Kozak is the third Slovakian to play for West Brom following former players Igor Balis and Stanislav Varga.

Jan Kozak will be wearing the 'lucky' number 13 shirt for Albion this season and will hopefully earn himself a permanent move.

Next in at The Hawthorns was 23-year-old Uruguayan International defender Williams Martinez.

The defender was recommended to Robson by former Uruguay striker Daniel Fonseca.

Martinez has also joined the club on loan until the end of the season from Uruguayan side Sporting Defensor with a view to joining permanently at the end of the season.

Martinez was captain of his former side and Bryan Robson is hoping that the young defender can follow in the footsteps of the impressive Curtis Davies. Truth be told if the player turns out anything like Davies we would struggle to hold onto him.

Martinez is also rumoured to be a set-piece specialist who like to take free-kicks and penalties. He will be wearing the number five shirt vacated by the now departed Darren Moore.

The last new face to join the club was 27-year-old Southampton captain and Scottish International Nigel Quashie.

Quashie has joined Albion for a fee in the region of 1.2 million rising to 1.4 million if he makes the necessary appearances.

Bryan Robson rates the midfielder highly and has kept and eye on him throughout his career and is really pleased to get his man.

Quashie turned down a loan move to Rangers to join the Baggies on deadline day and I for one am glad that he did.

Quashie is the type of combative midfielder that we have missed, box to box and he can score goals. He does not back out of challenges and he has that nasty streak that could make him an Albion favourite.

The former Saint will wear the number seven shirt this season that has now been vacated by Jason Koumas.

The exit door has been busy during the past month with several squad players exiting The Hawthorns. The biggest of which was Rob Earnshaw who joined Championship side Norwich City in a fantastic deal for Albion worth 3.5 million after falling out of favour at Albion.

Other players to leave The Hawthorns were defender Darren Moore who left to go to Derby County in search of regular first team football. Lloyd Dyer also left on a free transfer joining Milwall.

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Date:Thursday February 2 2006
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