West Brom duo hoping to provide Christmas cheer

Date published: Wednesday 16th December 2015 5:19

Chris Brunt & James Morrison: Duo wary of festive period

West Brom duo Chris Brunt and James Morrison want to provide fans with a Christmas to savour – unlike past seasons.

The Baggies have generally struggled over December and January since returning to the Premier League, averaging less than a point per game.

However, with Bournemouth the visitors to the Hawthorns on Saturday, Brunt is hoping they can continue their four-match unbeaten streak – which has seen them take six points from fixtures against Arsenal, West Ham, Tottenham and Liverpool.

“I think over the last few weeks, since the international break, we’ve had three or four tough games and to come away with six points from it – it’s not too bad,” he said.

“It’s going to be a tough game – obviously Bournemouth are flying high at the moment with the two wins against Chelsea and Manchester United.

“They’re coming to our place full of confidence but we’re on a decent run ourselves and it will be one we’re looking forward to trying to keep going.”

The Baggies currently sit 13th in the league, but only nine points separate eight of the teams in the bottom half.

And midfielder Morrison admits he and his team-mates things could change very quickly over the coming weeks, as they face bottom half sides in their next nine fixtures.

“It’s just the way the league’s going at the moment, it’s a bit strange,” Morrison told the Birmingham Mail.

“It’s very tight at the bottom but that’s the way it seems to be every year now. In recent years we’ve struggled over the Christmas period so it’s a big incentive to pick three points up.”

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