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.”