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No let up from Bo

Myhill says Ben's text underlines strong keeper union at club

BOAZ Myhill insists he will work tirelessly to keep his place in Steve Clarke’s team after putting in another impressive performance during Albion's 2-1 victory over Chelsea.   

The 30-year-old goalkeeper started only his eighth game for the Baggies as Ben Foster continues his rehab from a groin problem.

Wales international stopper Myhill says the spirit within Steve Clarke’s goalkeeping contingent is both friendly and competitive.

“I had a congratulatory text message from Ben as soon as the game finished, which was nice,” said Myhill. 

“We get on very well, as I do with Luke Daniels and our coach Dean Kiely. 

“We have a good set of keepers so it's a joy to come into work. The sessions are bubbly and we have a good camaraderie.

“Everyone wants to play but you have to earn the right to get into the team. 

“I get the same opportunity as everyone else. 

“It gets harder to get in the team every year the way things are going here but that's credit to Dan Ashworth, the chairman and the management.

“I try to do what I have to do to help the team win. 

“You work hard in training to try and get a chance on a Saturday.

“You might as well not be here if you're not going to give your best. 

“After being away [on loan at Blues last season] and coming back, you realise the Premier League is the best in the world. 

“You get to play in fantastic stadia, in front of brilliant fans, and if you want to stay in the team you have to train hard every day and impress the gaffer."

Myhill played a prominent role in the Hull side that started the 2008/09 campaign so brightly – before poor performances after Christmas saw them stay up by only one point.

Albion's third successive win on Saturday has propelled them into fourth place.

And Myhill believes the squad will need to remain grounded if they are to maintain their current form.

“It is too early to think about it [Europe]," said Myhill.

“The time to think about things like that is when you've achieved it. 

“If you take your eye off the ball in this league, you struggle.

“I've played in sides which have had unbelievable starts in the Premier League and all of a sudden you can't buy a point. 

“You can come unstuck and we have to avoid doing that if we’re to carry on the way we're going.

“You have to do the simple things well and put faith in the management and staff. 

“If we do that we will get to where we want to be.”