Carson admits West Brom buzzing over flying Premier League return

West Bromwich Albion captain Scott Carson admits the club is buzzing over their flying start to the season.

West Bromwich Albion captain Scott Carson admits the club is buzzing over their flying start to the season.

Manchester United's victory over Stoke and Arsenal's rout of Manchester City pushed West Brom down to sixth yesterday.

But that will not dampen spirits at The Hawthorns.

Former Aston Villa keeper Carson, 25, said: "No one expects us to be up there which means there is no extra pressure.

"We're still playing as if we are trying to get to the 40-point mark.

"At Villa we were always expected to get in the top six, so there was pressure to win games. Here, any result is a good result."

He added: "If you exclude the first game of the season, it's been an unbelievable start, something we've only dreamt of.

"When the pressure has been on we've held our own and put in good performances.

"It means more to me than being in the top six with Villa because, no disrespect to this club, Albion are renowned for being up and down. And people are expecting to see us fighting for our lives. When we saw the league table on the TV in the dressing room it put a smile on the lads' faces.

"But we know the toughest part of the season is still to come.

"I think there are 10 or 12 games until January and that's when the league evens itself out. After that, you've got a good idea how you're going to do."

 
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