West Brom's Morrison: Clarke has proved himself top manager

West Bromwich Albion midfielder James Morrison believes Steve Clarke has proved his managerial qualities this season.

West Bromwich Albion midfielder James Morrison believes Steve Clarke has proved his managerial qualities this season.

The Scot had a hard act to follow in Roy Hodgson, who guided Albion to a top-10 finish in the Barclays Premier League last season.

Morrison said: "Look where we are. The gaffer has done fantastic.

"Roy did a fantastic job here but Steve came in, made some good signings, and also had a good group of players.

"Everyone who steps on that pitch gives 100% and that has been the key of this season.

"At the start of pre-season he said he wasn't going to change much because it didn't need changing.

"He tinkered a little bit, but that was about passing the ball a bit more and getting up the pitch a bit more. It seemed to work."

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