POOR FORM

After a great first few months of the campaign in which West Brom absolutely stunned everyone with their incredible form, the last few months have been extremely poor. They have been consistently slipping down the table after a poor run of results.


After a great first few months of the campaign in which West Brom absolutely stunned everyone with their incredible form, the last few months have been extremely poor. They have been consistently slipping down the table after a poor run of results.

A run of just one point from the last five matches has resulted in West Brom dropping into the ninth place. The manager Steve Clarke has said that the international break could not have come at a much better time for the team. He is hoping that the break from the Premier league campaign will provide them with a fresh focus once the league resumes.

The manager has given a shutdown of the training regime for the next couple of days hoping that it will help clear the minds of the players. After a great first half of the season, the former Liverpool and Chelsea assistant manager is now feeling the heat. The club have lost six out of the last eight matches, while they have got just two points from the remaining two matches.

Despite the great start to the season, Clarke stated that Premier league survival was the priority. They still remain six points below the target of 40 points that will psychologically guarantee safety.
“I can’t relax as we’re in a bad run – we’re not winning games. Earlier in the season it was nice and easy, everybody wants to say nice things about you.

At the moment it’s a difficult time for us. Unfortunately, instead of having a week or a few days to work with the players before the next game, the vast majority have gone away on international duty. So we’ll have a couple of days where we shut down and try and clear our heads,” said the manager who was appointed in the summer.