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Myhill: Friends reunited but victory comes first

22 October 2015

Baggies travel to Norwich on Saturday (3pm ko)

BOAZ Myhill is looking forward to being reunited with a host of familiar faces at Carrow Road this weekend - but the Albion goalkeeper insists business comes first.

The Baggies travel to Norwich looking to register back-to-back Barclays Premier League wins for the first time this season.

Lying in wait are a Canaries side boasting amid their ranks Graham Dorrans and Youssouf Mulumbu - who racked up 400 appearances over 13 years between them at The Hawthorns before departing in the summer - as well as former Albion loanee Andre Wisdom.

The Norfolk outfit also boast ex-Baggies goalkeeping coach Dean Kiely, who spent five years in the role having also enjoyed 88 outings for the club as a player.

It is certain to be a case of friends reunited for Myhill - but the Albion number one is focused first and foremost on collecting a positive result.

"It's a tough game," said Myhill, who was rested for the club's Capital One Cup defeat at Norwich last month. 

"There's obviously some players who I know well there that have left Albion - Youssouf, Graham Dorrans and of course Dean Kiely.

"I look forward to seeing them, they all did wonderful jobs for the club and were long-term servants here but we'll obviously be trying to win the game."

Last Saturday's 1-0 victory over Sunderland means Myhill and Albion have kept five clean sheets in nine league matches so far this term.

It's an impressive record which continues the stunning work of last season, when the Baggies kept a total of 16 clean sheets - a recorded bettered only by eventual champions Chelsea.

Myhill added: "Clean sheets are good for the team, obviously it's got a lot to do with the gaffer and the way he sets us up.

"It's only positive, you can only draw if you get a clean sheet and then obviously the odd goal here and there and you're winning games and picking up points.

"I'm sure the manager will be delighted with that."

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