West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Clarke admits their stalemate at Stoke City was one to forget.

The Scot didn't try to sugarcoat things afterwards.

Clarke - whose team remain eighth - gave a blunt assessment of the encounter, summing it up by saying: "Poor game, good point."

He added: "It was a game of very few chances and probably very little entertainment for the people watching.

"It is a good point away from home. We want to try to improve our away record and although we always like to try to win games, sometimes it is not possible.

"This is a difficult place to come and we knew it would be a tough game and one of few chances, which is how it turned out to be.

"The clean sheet for us is important - it is always important to defend well, especially away from home. We will take it as a good point."