Morrison welcomes West Brom midfield battle

West Bromwich Albion midfielder James Morrison has no problem battling for a place in the first team.

While Morrison knows not to expect too much, he’s also aware that in Chris Brunt, Graham Dorrans, Youssouf Mulumbu and Jerome Thomas, Albion have a group of midfielders all experienced at the highest level and able to push on.

“I think what West Brom wanted to do when Tony Mowbray was manager was try to build a new team and try to get younger players to come through,” he said.

“That’s what we’ve done and I think other teams are trying to do that now – buy them young and bring them through. We’re lucky enough it’s paid off.

“I don’t think it’s a bad thing that we’ve got so many midfielders because if we were struggling with injuries we’d all be moaning that we haven’t got a big squad.

“I think it’s good and it keeps the lads on their toes. You have to keep working hard in training and do the right things because sometimes if you know you’re playing you don’t do them.”

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