Date: 27th August 2015 at 5:13pm
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Assistant coach Dave Kemp has looked ahead to the trip to the Britannia Stadium this weekend, and said he hopes the crowd will welcome him and head coach Tony Pulis warmly following their time at the club.

Speaking to the Birmingham Mail ahead of the game Kemp said he was looking forward to what will be their first return to the ground since their departure in May 2013.

Asked specifically about whether he expected a good reception for them both, he explained.

‘I certainly hope so. What Tony Pulis did there was fantastic and I`m sure the fans there appreciate it. We`ve been up against them twice since we left, but they were both home games, one here and one for Crystal Palace. So this will be our first time going back. Obviously it was a big part of both our lives, we were there a long time. But time moves on, we`re going back with West Brom and we`ll be looking to get three points.’

Kemp said that the challenge with Albion now and our future was different from the job they did at Stoke because we are already an established Premier League side, albeit with struggles in recent years.

‘With Stoke we came up from the bottom half of a lower division and that was a big thing. This club is already in the Premier League, it has a super stadium and everything`s already here. But you`ve got to get the team on the pitch right and that`s what we`re aiming to do now.’

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