Morrison: West Brom form is no fluke

The 26-year-old insists that his side fully deserve their current Premier League position and backs Steve Clarke's men to go for the win against Chelsea on Saturday
West Brom midfielder James Morrison insists that his side's lofty Premier League position is not a "fluke".

The Baggies are currently fifth in the top flight after enjoying an impressive start to the season under new manager Steve Clarke.

And Morrison believes that the Hawthorns outfit are fully deserving of their place, arguing that it is reward for their work on the training pitch.

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"It's up to us to keep it going, everyone thinks its a fluke us being up there but it's not," he told BBC WM.

"The lads work extremely hard in training and the gaffer sets us up each week to counter the opposition."

The 26-year-old withdrew from the Scotland squad to face Luxembourg on Wednesday with injury but expects to be available for Saturday's game against Chelsea, a match which he feels will be a difficult proposition for the reigning European champions.

"I think they'll be wary of us and it'll be a tough test at the Hawthorns where we have picked up some good wins along the way this season," Morrison added.

"When we played Manchester City we should have got something out of it.

"We went for the win and didn't get it but we will be going for a win against Chelsea."