McAuley vows to not go easy on Albion old boys

Gareth McAuley: Ready to face a number of former team-mates

West Brom defender Gareth McAuley has vowed not to go easy on Norwich’s Albion old boys when the sides clash at Carrow Road on Saturday.

Youssouf Mulumbu, Graham Dorrans and Andre Wisdom will all be available for the Canaries, while goalkeeping coach Dean Kiely will also be in their dugout, ensuring there will be plenty of catch-ups taking place before and after the Premier League clash.

But McAuley insists West Brom are focused on the task in hand.

“There will be a few familiar faces,” McAuley told the Express & Star.

“There’s a couple of boys I spent a lot of time with over the years.

“Obviously Deano is there on the bench as well so it will be nice to see them.

“But we’re going there as professionals to win a game of football and while we’re doing that everything else is set aside.”

West Brom were beaten 3-0 on their last trip to Carrow Road in the Capital One Cup exactly one month ago and one player who featured that night was Stephane Sessegnon.

The player came in for criticism that night, but has since forged his way back into the Albion reckoning with the diminutive winger impressing in last week’s 1-0 home win over Sunderland.

“All the lads were delighted for Sessy,” McAuley added. “He’s been out of the side and trying to get back in for a long time but it’s difficult.

“He’s a popular character and everyone was delighted he played so well.”


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