Long targeting strong West Brom finish

The Baggies striker hopes to end the campaign on a high as his team looks to seal a best-ever Premier League position of ninth or better in their last four matches
West Brom striker Shane Long has targeted a strong finish to a successful campaign after an impressive 3-0 win away at Southampton on Saturday.

The Republic of Ireland international scored the final goal at St Mary's as the Baggies edged closer towards recording their best-ever top-flight season in the Premier League era.

They have never previously finished above 10th place but currently lie in eighth, with Steve Clarke's side having already won a Premier League club record 14 matches so far in 2012-13.

"I felt like we have been playing well over the last couple of weeks," Long told reporters.

"Maybe we were a little slow out of the blocks and we got caught because of that before. I think the only really bad performance was the first half last week [in the 1-1 draw] against Newcastle.

"We held our own up until that and things just didn't go our way. We started off very well and put ourselves in a great position to have a great season.

"I think the players and manager have deserved it so hopefully we can kick on for the last four games and get right up there."