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28/12/2012 15:00, Report by Gemma Thompson
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Giggs satisfied

Following the last-gasp victory over Newcastle, Giggs says it’s vital the players maintain their advantage at the top of the table, although the sixth-placed Baggies are sure to pose a tricky test at Old Trafford on Saturday.

“West Brom are probably one of the surprise packages of the season when you look at the position they’re in, but I’m not surprised to see Steve Clarke do a great job,” stated the 39-year-old. “He’s had a few assistant manager jobs but he’s taken control of the team now and taken them to that next level - they were already a very good team under Roy Hodgson. So it’ll be a tough game for us.

“I think they could stay around the top for a while. It all depends on injuries and suspensions with teams like West Brom. If they keep everyone fit then they’ll have a great chance. Confidence will be high and where they are [in the league] is not a false position – I’ve seen a few of their games and they’ve performed really well. Every year you have teams who surprise people and West Brom could be that team this year.”

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