Chris Brunt has praised West Brom's sensible approach in the transfer market.
Despite never paying more than £5 million for a player – the club's record transfer was £4.7 million to Real Mallorca for Spanish midfielder Borja Valero in 2008 – West Brom have been able to steadily improve in recent years.
Finishes of 11th, 10th and eighth in their last three Premier League campaigns have established the club in the top flight.
And captain Brunt cited the club's shrewd transfer dealings as a key reason for their success.
"We've gone about things steadily and not done anything major too quickly," Brunt told the club's official website.
"We've just built every season and things have improved, and I'd say that's the best way to do it for a club of our size. Everybody wants success as quickly as possible but it's not just about the football pitch.
"There's a lot more to the club than just us on a Saturday, and it's a well-run club for the size of it and the attendances we've got. The way we do things is definitely the right way for a club of our size.
"It's all very well throwing a lot of money at it but if it all goes wrong you end up down in the Championship with debt. We have seen a lot of teams go back down, struggle financially and not be able to get back up again.
"Since I've been here we've been down once but we went down knowing we were going to be strong in the Championship and now we've come up and established ourselves in the Premier League again."
The 28-year-old Brunt, who has played at least 30 matches in each of his six seasons at West Brom, said that the quality of players at the club has improved year on year.
And he is expecting this off-season to be no different, as manager Steve Clarke looks to strengthen his squad.
"No disrespect to anyone that's been here, but the quality of players here has stepped up as the seasons have gone on and I'm sure that will be no different next season," he said.
"Every summer is big, especially for a club of our size. Every summer players move on and the club have to be smart in their decision-making, but in my time here they have done that.
"I'm sure they'll make the right decisions this year."
|MLS Review: Atlanta too good for New York City, Dallas draw|
|Totti could´ve played for any big club – Ramos hails Roma great|
|Wenger: FA Cup win my presentation for new deal|
|I´m crazy about returning to Spain – Nolito eyes City exit|
|Roma defender Emerson suffers anterior cruciate ligament injury|
|Zenit sack Lucescu after missing out on Champions League|
|This was probably my last game for Benfica - Ederson hints at Man City move|
|Empoli relegated as Crotone beat Lazio to secure Serie A survival|
|Lorient 0 Troyes 0 (1-2 agg): Goalless draw sees visitors promoted to Ligue 1|
|Dzeko´s 29 goals claim Serie A Capocannoniere|
|Inter 5 Udinese 2: Perisic stars in crushing victory|
|Ausilio confirms Manchester United interest in Perisic|
|Totti: I´m not ready to say it´s over|
|Totti is not normal - De Rossi emotional after Roma icon´s farewell|
|Twenty-five seasons, 307 goals, one incredible legacy – the numbers behind Totti´s remarkable career|
|Sampdoria 2 Napoli 4: Comprehensive win not enough to snatch second place|
|Roma 3 Genoa 2: Perotti seals Champions League berth in dream farewell for Totti|
|Leave him alone! - Montella shrugs off Donnarumma error|
|I didn´t want to leave Real Madrid - Ronaldo|
|The offside rule is crazy - Cahill hits out at Sanchez FA Cup goal|
|I think Rooney wants to leave Manchester United, says Robson|
|Cagliari 2 AC Milan 1: Pisacane late show seals fitting Stadio Sant´Elia farewell|
|Inter announce Palacio departure|
|Courtois ready to sign new Chelsea contract|
|Everyone wrote me off - Critics inspired Mertesacker before Arsenal triumph|
|Emery never feared the sack at PSG|
|Barcelona future not in my hands – Paco Alcacer|
|Varane wants to see Mbappe alongside history-maker Ronaldo|
|Iniesta: I needed Busquets´ help to lift the Copa del Rey trophy!|
|Man United capable of anything - Lingard eyes glory next season|
|Freiburg´s Grifo signs Borussia Monchengladbach deal|
|Verratti expects to be at PSG next season amid Barcelona rumours|
|Coquelin: FA Cup win was for Wenger and we want him to stay|
|Ibrahimovic wanted by ´many clubs´, but he´ll stay in Europe - Raiola|
|Matuidi unsure about PSG future amid Man United links|
|Al-Khelaifi certain Emery will stay at PSG|
|MLS Review: Galaxy win Clasico, Sporting KC beaten|
|He will be at the Wanda Metropolitano – Atletico hint at Griezmann stay|
|Mexico 1 Croatia 2: Hernandez breaks record in surprise loss|
|Mexico 1 Croatia 2: Hernandez breaks record in surprise loss|
|Luis Enrique hails ´extraterrestrial´ Messi|
|Every player wants to play more – Fabregas cagey on Chelsea future after final omission|
|Tuchel hopes to continue as Borussia Dortmund boss|
|Kompany adamant Stones ´has everything´|
|People talk too much about China - Costa would only leave Chelsea for Atletico|
|Conte clear-headed for close season after Chelsea´s Wembley woe|
|Conte: Sanchez´s goal should not have stood|
|Neymar equals Puskas´ record in Copa final|
|Carrick signs new one-year Manchester United deal|
|Barcelona 3 Alaves 1: Messi magic secures Luis Enrique parting gift|
|Angers 0 Paris Saint-Germain 1: Cissokho own goal in stoppage time delivers Coupe de France glory|
|Ridiculous to base my future on one match - Wenger|
|Allegri turns focus to Champions League after ´beautiful´ season|
|Eintracht Frankfurt 1 Borussia Dortmund 2: Audacious Aubameyang penalty seals DFB-Pokal crown in sty|
|Ramsey wants Wenger to stay after scoring FA Cup final winner|
|On Wednesday it will be clearer – Wenger reiterates stance on his future despite FA Cup glory|
|Wenger should bow out in glory after Wembley thriller|
|Silva attracted by Watford´s ambition|
|Arsenal and Wenger set new FA Cup records|
|Teenager Kean makes history with Juve winner|
|Arsenal 2 Chelsea 1: Ramsey the hero again as Gunners win record 13th FA Cup|
|Moses sent off following dive in FA Cup final|
|Bologna 1 Juventus 2: Kean´s first goal secures win|
|Hasenhuttl acknowledges RB Leipzig could lose Keita and Forsberg|
|Making history is not easy! - Rodgers lauds Celtic´s identity after Scottish Cup triumph|
|Celtic 2 Aberdeen 1: Late Rogic moment of magic seals unbeaten domestic treble|
|Montella urges Donnarumma to ´use his head´ amid Milan exit speculation|
|Spalletti not drawn on Inter links as he eyes second place with Roma|
|FA Cup final: Ospina starts for Arsenal with Chelsea stars primed for double|
|Vecchi demands ´blood, sweat and tears´ from Inter players|
|Totti is used by the media - Spalletti frustrated by focus on Roma captain|
|Falcao wants Monaco stay|
|Sergio Ramos is tattooing every week – Varela bemused by Frankfurt banishment|
|Juventus stalwart Tacchinardi ´betting on Higuain´ to settle Champions League|
|Mertens renews Napoli deal|
|Romero wants to become United´s number one|
|El Shaarawy and Montolivo handed Italy recalls|
|Ex-Newcastle boss Pardew not interested in Sunderland job|
|Watford appoint Silva|
|A disgrace I will never forget – Wenger savages Arsenal critics|
|Mourinho: Griezmann? Ask Ed Woodward|
|Raiola denies Donnarumma threat from AC Milan ahead of contract talks|
|Zabaleta challenges West Ham to believe in winning trophies|
|Ajax defender Sanchez would love to play for Barcelona|
|Kane beats Kante to PFA Fans´ Player of the Season prize|
|Kane will stay at Tottenham but others may think we´re ´a nearly club´, says Rose|
|Stopping Messi the main concern for reported Real Madrid target Hernandez|
|Asensio: Rafa Nadal told Real Madrid to sign me|
|Chelsea star Hazard yet to receive new contract offer|
|Emery desperate to win Coupe de France|
|Toronto 5 Columbus Crew 0: Eastern Conference leaders cruise|
|Hazard unfazed by comparisons to ´leaders´ Messi, Ronaldo|
|Zidane hails ´extraordinary´ Buffon|
|Wenger to give away FA Cup medal if Arsenal beat Chelsea|
|Conte eyes Chelsea extension to reward Abramovich faith|
|Gerrard to take on Man Utd again in Carrick´s testimonial|
|Bernardo hoping to learn Silva service from Manchester City star namesake|