Pulis knows Irons will be “as tough as it gets”


West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis expects the toughest game possible against West Ham at the weekend.

And it may well be that Slaven Bilic will succeed where Sam Allardyce has failed throughout his career by beating a Pulis-managed team.

Speaking exclusively to ClaretandHugh he said: “Slaven Bilic has done an absolutely superb job at the club and I know this will be one of the toughest games of the season.

“For the Hamemrs it’s all about finishing as high as posible and I believe they will be very well placed at the end of the season and then moving onto a big new chapter in the club’s history.

“It’s a shame for you that you have injuries to a couple of key players but the club has bought brilliantly in the summer and you look very strong in all areas.

“Your bench looks very strong and I know the players and managers will have put the weekend result behind them. It’s going to be hard for us.”

Pulis’ West Brom saw off Arsenal 2-1 at the weekend ¬†and Pulis describes them as being in good shape ahead of the game but said: “The Irons game will be as tough as it gets.”

The Baggies sit in twelfth place but just four points behind the Irons.


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