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West Brom boss Clarke puts acid test on Chelsea's Lukaku

West Bromwich Albion manager Steve Clarke has challenged Romelu Lukaku that he must impress to get game time this season.

The Belgian striker has joined the Baggies on loan from Chelsea and after a disappointing debut campaign with the Blues, is determined to prove himself at The Hawthorns with Clarke hoping he can shine.

"He's certainly hungry, I know that," said Clarke. "He wants to do well and prove himself in the Premier League.

"Whether he has grievances with Chelsea is not for me to comment on. I don't know what happened last year at Chelsea.

"It was obviously going to be difficult for him to get in the team ahead of Didier Drogba and Fernando Torres and that proved to be the case.

"But he's got a clean slate this year. He's one of a number of strikers competing for a place in my team and I'm hoping that at the end of this year he's not complaining about anything."

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