Club News

Morrison: Boss says we're due big one

And midfielder is delighted with this season's performance

JAMES MORRISON has revealed boss Steve Clarke believes Albion are due a result against one of the Barclays Premier League’s big boys – ahead of tonight’s trip to Manchester City (ko 7.45pm). 

The Baggies have recorded five away wins this term, while Roberto Mancini’s side have lost only one home fixture this season - a 3-2 defeat by champions Manchester United back in December.

And the Scotland midfielder hopes Albion can translate the form they showed last time out on their travels in a 3-0 win at Southampton to the Etihad Stadium.

“Obviously, it will be really tough game,” said Morrison.

“All we can do is go there and enjoy it.

“We’re looking forward to testing ourselves against some top players.

“We’ll go there with confidence as our away form has picked up recently.

“We’ll be looking to upset them.

“The best moments are when you beat a top quality side.

“The gaffer has said that we’re due a big result and hopefully we can get that tonight.”

The Baggies have already secured their highest-ever Barclays Premier League points total this term and Morrison is delighted with how the campaign has gone.

“It has been a great season,” Morrison added.

“We’ve broken loads of records which we might not have thought we would do during pre-season.

“It’s credit to the boys, the head coach and the fans that we have been able to do that.

“It shows what a good job we’ve done that some people might have thought we were going to struggle to better last season.

“It’s been a lot of hard work.

“There have been lots of ups and downs which you always have over the course of a season.

“The lads have produced when we have needed it."

The 26-year-old dismissed the suggestion City will have one eye on Saturday’s FA Cup final clash with Wigan at Wembley.

“I doubt they’ll be too distracted by the cup final," he said.

“They’ll probably put a good team out who won’t feature in the final - but they’ll still have an amazing team.

“It just shows what a good side they are that they are able to do that.

“It’s good that we can play our next game almost immediately after the Wigan game.”