West Brom fuelled by belief, says Billy Jones

A win away at Old Trafford against Manchester United and a draw at home to Arsenal has brought praise upon Steve Clarke's Baggies and the defender says that the squad are "buzzing"
West Brom defender Billy Jones believes that his side can compete with anyone after impressive performances against Manchester United and Arsenal.

The Midlands outfit made an inauspicious start to the season, taking two points from their first four matches, but Steve Clarke's charges kickstarted their campaign with a 3-0 victory at home to Sunderland before their shock 2-1 triumph away to the Premier League champions.

A creditable 1-1 draw with Arsenal at the Hawthorns followed, with the Gunners having to rescue a point from behind, and the full-back says that, while people not involved with the club may have been surprised by their success, the players are full of belief.

16/1 West Brom are 16/1 with Bet365 to beat Stoke City 2-0 after the international break
"We're all buzzing," Jones told the club's official website. "After our start there was a disappointment in the camp but we have such a strong squad now and that's shown since the squad was completed on transfer deadline day.

"We've been unbeaten since the last international break and that's reward for our performances.

"The gaffer always sets high expectations. He said we only took four points from the top four last season and he wanted us to improve that.

"We showed that belief against United and Arsenal. We, as a team, believe we can get something even when others outside don't.

"We've done that twice and we know we can do it again if we keep that belief. We've shown we can handle those teams. We know we have to turn up and play well."