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West Brom boss Di Matteo to rest youngsters

Roberto Di Matteo has conceded that the rigours of the Championship may force him to rest West Brom duo Graham Dorrans and Youssouf Mulumbu, reports the Birmingham Mail. The young midfield pair have figured regularly for Albion this season, however Tuesday's defeat at Barnsley suggested that the frequent schedule of games, along with the high standards they have set, was finally starting to catch-up with them. Di Matteo admits that 22-year-olds may need to take a back seat every now and again. "It's difficult to get the appropriate rest when you're playing every three days," said the Hawthorns chief. We also have Robert Koren who has a bit more experience and hopefully we'll get one or two other players back as soon as possible as well. Having been a player, it is impossible to play 46 games at the same level. "You will have better games than others.

"The important thing is when you're not having a good game, you're still having an okay game - that's what you're looking for. Youssouf and Dorrans didn't play much last season. I'm sure they will get better and better as the season goes on."

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