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Shan keen to see side extend unbeaten run at Norwich

Baggies face Canaries in PL2 on Monday night

ALBION’s Premier League 2 side have the opportunity to climb to the top of the table when they travel to Norwich City on Monday night (ko 7pm).

The Baggies, who have accumulated 12 points from their opening six games, sit second in division two with only goals scored separating them and leaders Swansea City.

James Shan’s side will also have the chance to make it five games unbeaten in all competitions when they visit Carrow Road, having previously recorded three straight league victories over Brighton, Villa and Stoke, as well as a Premier League Cup win over Huddersfield Town most recently.

The boss has been pleased with the results but insists his players can perform even better.

EYES ON THE PRIZE: Baggies could go top of table with a win at Carrow Road

He said: “In terms of league position and results in the Premier League 2 and the Premier League Cup, we are happy.

“It’s four straight wins and that helps build up some momentum in the camp.

“We have done enough to grind out the results we needed in those games.

“The Villa one was the only game where we have shone with quality and delivered an outstanding performance.

“In all honesty though, we haven’t matched that performance in the other games.

“I spoke to the lads, and of course winning games is always important and nice, but we also want to do it in the right manner and the right way.

“We have had one outstanding performance and some good moments in the other matches.

“We are happy to be joint-top at the moment but we must keep striving for more.”

The Canaries are propping up the division two table but Shan knows that squads are regularly changing for a number of reasons in the Premier League 2.

“We face a Norwich side who are currently bottom of the league but I know that the look of a squad and a team at this level can change very quickly.

“You may have some senior involvement, lads who have been out on loan that have come back for a game, or your strongest possible Under-23 squad available.

“On the other hand, you might have injuries or no senior involvement which could leave you fielding a very young side full of Under-18 players, so it changes a bit.

“They have had some great results in the Checkatrade Trophy and have scored plenty of goals, so I wouldn’t be too surprised if they have a strong side out on Monday.”