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Kelly: Players will embrace new era

Joint-Assistant believes squad will enjoy training (FREE VIDEO)

ROB Kelly says Albion’s players will have no doubts what is expected of them every time they walk onto the pitch under Alan Irvine.

Birmingham-born Kelly, who was last month appointed joint-assistant head coach alongside Keith Downing, has this week joined the new Baggies chief Irvine in conducting pre-season training.

The 49-year-old is no stranger to working under Irvine, having been his assistant during spells at Preston and Sheffield Wednesday.

“First and foremost, Alan is a terrific coach,” said Kelly.

“The players won’t be in any doubt about what their roles are within the team.

“He works with the players and looks to improve them.

“If the individuals improve then the group itself improves.

“He’s a football man who has great attention to detail.

“He’s good to work with because he’s a football person.

“The work he does on the training ground getting ready for matches always has a purpose.

“There’s always a relevance to what the’ players are doing and they’ll enjoy it.

“But they’ll also be able to see the purpose and the thought behind what they are doing.”

You can watch the full interview with Kelly below.