West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Clarke admits their summer market plans are underway.

His preparations for next season continue but - he insists - not at the expense of the remainder of this term.

"Next season is always in your thoughts and you're always looking, watching games and players and thinking 'it would be good if we could get him'," he told the Albion website.

"You are always looking at your team and seeing how and where you can improve it.

"I spend a lot of time watching over games.

"We are thinking about next season but we are not going to be distracted by it.

"It's important we don't forget this season is not over yet."