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West Brom's Ben Foster is relishing facing Manchester City

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Ben Foster believes Albion are ready to stand toe-to-toe with Manchester City on Saturday in The Hawthorns' biggest game of the season so far.

The Baggies fought their way through a gruelling contest last season to cling on for a point against a City side destined to finish champions.

But the Baggies keeper believes new head coach Steve Clarke has changed the mentality of the side and is hoping Albion can prove that on Saturday.

"Last season it was as if we needed to concede a goal at times before we'd play," says Foster.

"We just didn't seem to give it a go last year until we conceded, then we'd spring into life. "The way we've started this season, without a doubt, is something we've tweaked under Steve Clarke.

"He likes us to try and attack. If we do that we need to do it as a team, rather than do so as a counter attack.

"It's a challenge facing them – you also need a little bit of luck on your side, as you do against all the top teams really.

"The fact we had such a good start suggests that we might get something from the Manchester City game because our home form has been very good so far."

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