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Clarke always had confidence West Brom would overcome slow start

West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Clarke was always relaxed about his side's slow start to the league season. "The bad start to the season was just three games, really," said Clarke.

"Well, two games out of the three because we actually played quite well at Everton and got a point.

"It was two poor home performances - against Swansea and Southampton - but we didn't panic about it.

"We know, and have said before, that we've got a lot of players here who understand the Premier League.

"It's a long season and you can go three, four or five games on a bad run but also go on a three or four game good run. You just have to balance the moments and keep picking up the points."

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