West Brom striker Long happy to play lone role

West Bromwich Albion striker Shane Long has no problem with his role under manager Steve Clarke.

Long is content to adopt the role as the lone striker in a 4-2-3-1 formation.

He said: "It is hard work on your own but we do play football. It means there are not many balls launched up to six feet tall centre-halves to come climbing over the top of me!

"James Morrison keeps threading those balls through and I thought he should have got man of the match at Villa. He was brilliant at picking people out."

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