Jason Davidson will fight for West Brom place

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Jason Davidson was today eyeing a scrap with Sebastien Pocognoli for West Brom's left-back position – once he finds match-fitness.

The 23-year-old Australian admits he is playing catch-up having missed out on most of pre-season after joining the Baggies this month from Dutch outfit Heracles Almelo.

Davidson was on the bench for Albion's first Premier League game against Sunderland last weekend, but says he is still to reach peak condition.

"I have only been here for two weeks and I don't think I am match fit. Obviously you can only get match fit by playing games and I played 90 minutes for the under-21s on Monday and I felt strong.

"I think with another couple of games under my belt I will be ready."

Pocognoli showed signs of becoming a fans' favourite with a no-holds-barred performance against the Black Cats, but Davidson has warned the Belgian he is ready to fight for his place.

"The ideal position would have to come straight in here for pre-season but having missed that I am behind the 8-ball a bit," he said. "I'm just trying to work hard and obviously it is good to have a healthy relationship and have players pushing each other.

"Seb is the other left-back and we have a great relationship and are trying to push each other.

"But my first priority is to get match-fit and then fight for my place."

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