West Bromwich Albion midfielder Sam Mantom admits senior teammate James Morrison is having a big influence on his career.

Mantom is grateful to Morrison for his influence.

"Mozza is always giving me advice and has really gone out of his way to help me," Mantom told the Sunday Mercury.

"I spoke to him about his time at Middlesbrough and he said when he was young he travelled the whole of England before he got his chance to play.

"That gave me confidence because I'm a late starter too, and it proves that it doesn't matter as long as you are able to kick on.

"You learn from the players at the club like him and Chris Brunt because they are players that have done it for years."