West Brom captain Jonathan Greening expects manager Tony Mowbray to prove himself in the Premiership.
"Being manager of Hibs has helped him as well. He takes things in his stride.
"Hopefully we'll have a good start to the season because a bad start can affect the manager, staff and whole team.
"He's fairly confident that if we can reproduce last year's form then we'll have a great chance this season. Greening is relishing the new campaign.