thumbnail Hello,

Midfielder hoping to make home advantage count...

West Bromwich Albion midfielder James Morrison insists that the upcoming Premier League fixture against Sunderland is not a must win game for his side.

The Baggies were given a harsh welcome on their return to the top-flight, as Chelsea ripped through their defence to hand out a 6-0 drubbing at Stamford Bridge.

Now the former Middlesbrough man hopes the team can rise up to the challenge and register their first voctory of the season, but maintains that it is by no means a game that they simply have to win.

"We definitely have to put it [the loss to Chelsea] behind us and get some confidence back into us because it did knock us a bit," Morrison told the club's official website.

"It wasn't nice but all the lads have been looking sharp and looking forward to putting it right.

"We're not looking at tomorrow as 'must-win' game as it is only the second game of the season. We've identified this is a game we can win and that's what we're all fighting towards.

"If we can get that first win under our belt it will ease a bit of pressure on us."

This will also be the club's first home game of the season, and Morrison believes that playing at The Hawthorns work in favour of the Baggies.

"I'm sure home advantage is going to be crucial," he added.

"It gives us confidence. We are a great side at The Hawthorns. It helps playing somewhere we enjoy - and we know we can win at The Hawthorns.

"That gives us a good step towards tomorrow."

Our  provides the best breaking news online and our  football fan community is unmatched worldwide. Never miss a thing again!

Related

From the web