Steve Clarke looking for West Brom to return to winning ways against Southampton
West Brom manager Steve Clarke is looking for his side to return to winning ways when they host Southampton.
Last Updated: 05/11/12 7:22pm
Albion host struggling Southampton on Monday night and Clarke expects them to return to winning ways after suffering injury-time 2-1 defeats to Manchester City and Newcastle.
Clarke, whose side collected 14 points from their opening seven games, said: "The lads have had that feeling when you sit in the dressing room, know you have played really well and not had your reward for it.
"We've had that two weeks in a row now and we look forward to Monday night so we can try and put it right.
"It feels like a bad run because we've had no points from the last two games but the performances in both games were really good.
"That's the message I've tried to give the players that 'if you continue to play like that and the performances are good, then the results will follow."
After being underdogs against City and Newcastle, Clarke is confident his side can handle being the favourites against the Saints.
He said: "We've played teams near the bottom in Reading and QPR so we understand the type of game it can be.
"Southampton are going to be coming here trying to kick-start their season. They've had some good performances. I've watched them a couple of times this year.
"They play good football, they are dangerous, they will get a lot of respect from us, but it's a chance for us to get three points."