Players' praise for quiet man Steve Clarke

West Brom’s players today paid tribute to Steve Clarke’s quiet approach as the new boss prepared to launch his quest for cup success.

West Brom’s players today paid tribute to Steve Clarke’s quiet approach as the new boss prepared to launch his quest for cup success.

Clarke will take his side to Yeovil for tonight’s Capital One Cup clash with the League One leaders as he targets an extended run in the competition.

And two of the Scot’s senior players today praised the former Chelsea and Liverpool No.1 after he took over from Roy Hodgson and began his reign with four points from Premier League matches against Liverpool and Tottenham.

Defender Liam Ridgewell said: “I think it’s always difficult following the England manager into a job.

“The new gaffer has come in and he’s gone about his business quietly. He doesn’t shout and he doesn’t try to tell people what to do too much, he just tries to give people pointers on what they might want to do.

“I think we can see that’s paying off, so as long as that continues I think everyone will be happy. ”

And midfielder James Morrison added: “With Roy last year we were very solid and we showed at Tottenham that we still have that in us.

“He did a great job and the lads have a lot of respect for him and Steve hasn’t changed much. It worked last season so there was no need to change it. He’s tweaked a few things.”