Clarke determined to utilise West Brom squad

West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Clarke will utilise his squad this month. December is set to be the Baggies’ busiest month of the season with six league fixtures scheduled in 31 days.

West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Clarke will utilise his squad this month.

December is set to be the Baggies’ busiest month of the season with six league fixtures scheduled in 31 days.

And Albion’s head coach insists he will also continue to share the workload of his players through rest and substitutions.

“This is when the squad will be tested,” said Clarke to the WBA website.

“They will all be asked to step forward and make their contribution, that up until now, they have all made. Every time they’ve been asked to come in they have done really well for us.

“We have got a good squad with good depth and over the coming weeks it will be used and tested to the maximum.

“Almost all the players, with the exception of El Ghanassy, Craig Dawson and Gonzo, have played at least 30 per cent of the time on the pitch.

“There is a group that have played a third of the playing time or upwards and we’re in good shape in terms of where we are fitness-wise and availability and having people ready to play.”

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