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Clarke: There's more to come

Albion chief sees positive signs as he tries to gel new signings

STEVE Clarke believes today’s 1-1 draw at Fulham was full of positives and insisted: “There’s more to come.”

The Baggies boss handed debuts to Morgan Amalfitano and Victor Anichebe, with the latter linking up well with Nicolas Anelka in attack.

And - with fellow deadline-day signing Stephane Sessegnon still to be introduced to Albion action - Clarke says it is just a question of time before his men start creating more chances and boosting their goals tally.

“Victor and Nicolas showed good signs and linked up well at times,” said Clarke.

“Victor showed what he can do for us.

“He’s a different type of striker to Nicolas, he’s big and strong and can hold the ball up.

“And they both got into really good positions where, as I said before, on another day, when the confidence is a little bit higher, they would both have scored.

“I saw good signs for the future.”

He added: “The players know to win matches they need to score goals.

“This season we haven’t created enough chances.

“I thought today we created enough good chances, you get half chances, but today we created good chances.

“Two come straight to mind that normally would be goals.

“Away from home in this league it is difficult to create goals.

“We did that and there is more to come.

“Don’t forget, three or four of the players came late in the window so we need a little bit of time to gel and in the second half there were good signs that we’re going to be a strong force in the Premier League again this season.”