James Morrison blasts West Brom 'soap opera'

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James Morrison today branded Albion's troubled season a 'soap opera'.

The Scotland midfielder admitted he was grateful to escape events at The Hawthorns to link up with his country for tomorrow's friendly against Poland but insisted the Baggies are all "pulling together" for the cause..

The Express and Star revealed Albion players' concerns about coach Pepe Mel's methods last week, while more discontent led to the departure of Dave McDonough, the club's director of technical performance and scouting.

The Baggies sacked Steve Clarke in December while they have suspended striker Nicolas Anelka after he was handed a five-match FA ban for his 'quenelle' goal celebration.

And Morrison, speaking in Scotland, said: "There just seems to have been a lot of s*** going on. It does feel like a soap opera – you should try being involved in it. It's been one thing after another at West Brom with managers changing and people getting suspended.

"It's probably hassle that we didn't need. There was even talk of the new manager going last week.

"It's not been ideal but the lads have been great. We are all pulling together. But it's good for me to come away and join up with the Scotland squad. It's a different mindset – a different environment. That's good for your confidence."

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