Clarke ready to compete

07 May 2013 02:15
Boss ready for City test

Steve Clarke insists Albion want to make up for the disappointing defeat against Wigan Athletic against former Premier League champions Manchester City tonight (KO 19.45).

The Baggies boss admits tonight’s game against City will be a tough test but is one he’s looking forward to.

Albion were on the wrong end of a 3-2 scoreline against the Latics and boss Clarke expects his side to put on a performance that eases the disappointment from the Wigan game.

“It’s a good game,” said the Scot.  “It’s the champions of last season and they will want to finish well.  “They always play well at home, they’re a good team and they have some fantastic players.  “It’s a challenge for us.  “The squad is a little bit stretched at the moment and I’ve had a good think about what I’m going to do tonight.  “I will get a team on the pitch that will go there and compete.  “Hopefully we’ll get a result that makes up for the disappointment of Saturday. “They’ve got a squad of players that is packed full of internationals and quality.  “Whether Roberto chooses to play his full team in preparation for the final, or whether he chooses to make some changes, they will be a strong team.  “We are looking forward to what will be a difficult game.  “It’s a good game for us.  “There is no pressure on us going there, everybody expects us not to get a good result.  “But, inside our camp, we’re quite determined to make up for Saturday’s disappointment.” 

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Source: WBA MAD