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The Baggies defender believes that his side are fifth in the Premier League on merit but expresses disappointment that Steve Clarke's men have not done even better this term

West Brom defender Liam Ridgewell believes that his side deserve to be even higher than fifth in the Premier League.

The Baggies have earned 20 points from their first 11 matches this term and sit just one place short of the Champions League qualification spots.

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But, having suffered last-gasp defeats to Manchester City and Newcastle, Ridgewell insists that Steve Clarke's men could have had more.

"I think we deserve to be there. In fact, I think we deserve to have even more points, to be honest," the 28-year-old told the club's official website.

Regardless, Ridgewell is keen to ensure that the west Midlands outfit continue their strong start to the campaign as the season enters its winter months.

"We've done really well but the main thing is to keep that going and show people it's not just the start of the season," he added.

"We are going into a lot of games now with the Christmas period coming up shortly and we've got to try to keep it going and picking up points."

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