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Morrison – We will need the whole squad over Christmas

Albion face three games in six days

JAMES Morrison has insisted that the whole of the Albion squad will be pulling in the same direction as they prepare to tackle a hectic Christmas schedule.

The Baggies face Barclays Premier League champions Manchester City on Boxing Day, before heading to Stoke City two days later and then West Ham on New Year’s Day.

Morrison played the full 90 minutes of Saturday afternoon’s defeat at Loftus Road, where his side were unable to build on last weekend’s derby win over Villa.

But with three games in six days, the Scotland international says the player’s must take the positives from QPR into the ‘crucial’ festive period.

“We have to pick ourselves up,” said Morrison.

“On a positive note it is good for us that we have a string of games coming up thick and fast.

“The Christmas season is crucial to your season and in the past we have struggled.

“We are going to need the whole squad to pull in the same direction to get through this period.

“We have a massive three games ahead of us and we need to start winning.

“We are really disappointed with the QPR result but we must take the positives from the performance.”

The 28-year-old added: “Our next game is against Manchester City and they don’t come much tougher than that.

“We have a good bunch of lads in the dressing room and we all know what it will take to get a result against them.

“We just have to take the positives from the QPR game and give it our all, and then you never know what can happen.”