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Pulis: Morrison out for six-to-eight weeks

Fletcher injury adds to Pulis' woes

TONY Pulis looked back on the defeat at Southampton as a 'bad day in the office' - with the Baggies head coach revealing James Morrison would be out for six-to-eight weeks.

To make matters worse, Albion were forced to take off Darren Fletcher at half-time of today's game at St Mary's due to a knee injury sustained towards the end of the first-half. 

Fletcher's injury will necessitate further scans, while Morrison's hamstring will keep him out for some time.

On the injuries, Pulis said:
We've had two blows. We lost Fletcher today and Morrison on Wednesday at Chelsea.
James has a ruptured hamstring, which is obviously a massive blow for him and us because he's a quality player.
Darren's knee 'opened' up so we will see how that is. He will need a scan on that before we know how bad it is.

On the 3-0 defeat to Southampton, Pulis added:
It was a bad day in the office.
Southampton were the better side and deserved to win.
We were flat, lacked sparkle but it would be interesting to see how many of the sides who played away for the second time in a week managed to win their second game.
But that takes nothing away from Southampton, who deserved the victory.