Official West Bromwich Albion statement
ALBION have tonight released this statement in response to comments made by Crystal Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni in relation to an incident in last weekend's Barclays Premier League match at The Hawthorns.
Head coach Alan Irvine said: "We are extremely disappointed by these comments. The simple fact is Craig was only focused on winning the ball and has no case to answer.
"The challenge was seen at the time by the match officials and they clearly reached the same decision.
"Anyone who knows Craig knows him to be a totally honest player whose only intention is to ever play the ball.
"Our club is at the forefront of raising awareness about head injuries and would never take lightly such a matter. To suggest there was any malice in Craig's challenge is entirely wrong."