Date: 22nd October 2015 at 2:33pm
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Goalkeeper Boaz Myhill and defender Gareth McAuley have both been speaking to the press ahead of the game against Norwich City this weekend.

Starting with Myhill, our current No 1 was interviewed by ahead of the game, and he talked about looking forward to being reunited with a number of familiar faces when we make the trip to Carrow Road this weekend – but obviously friendships are put to one side because he wants to see us return with all three points and pick up back to back victories for the first time this season.

Speaking about coming up against former Baggies Graham Dorrans and Youssouf Mulumbu, former loanee Andre Wisdom and even former goalkeeping coach Dean Kiely, Myhill explained.

‘It’s a tough game. There’s obviously some players who I know well there that have left Albion – Youssouf, Graham Dorrans and of course Dean Kiely. I look forward to seeing them, they all did wonderful jobs for the club and were long-term servants here but we’ll obviously be trying to win the game.’

With the one nil victory over Sunderland meaning Albion now have five clean sheets for the season, there is also the Capital One Cup loss to Norwich to consider so revenge will be the order of the day as well.

‘Clean sheets are good for the team, obviously it’s got a lot to do with the gaffer and the way he sets us up. It’s only positive, you can only draw if you get a clean sheet and then obviously the odd goal here and there and you’re winning games and picking up points. I’m sure the manager will be delighted with that.’

As for McAuley, in his interview carried by the Birmingham Mail he said we were still trying to find the proper balance between defence and attack to help us pick up more wins this year.

‘The gaffer doesn`t hide it, he prides himself on his teams being solid. The more clean sheets we can get the more points we`ll have at the end of the day is what he preaches to us. We`ve got to buy into it, but we need to find a balance. He wants us to play through the pitch and play through the pitch quickly. When we played Villa we were as good as we have been in doing that. We need to do that regularly now and when we do that we`re a good side.’

With the best clean sheet record in the top flight so far, but the second lowest goalscoring record, clearly there is work to be done but the basis and foundation is there even if it’s not exactly inspiring at points.

‘We`ve been solid in quite a few of the games. We`re a little bit disappointed with the home form, but saying that we`ve taken on two of the so-called top four in the opening couple of games. We`re building slowly and by no means are we the finished article there`s always room for improvement and we`re trying to do that every time we train. Hopefully we`ll get another three points and we can start looking forward.’

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