QPR will want to turn season around at West Brom, warns Steve Clarke

Steve Clarke warns West Brom that QPR will be desperate to turn their season around at the Hawthorns on Saturday

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Steve Clarke has warned West Bromwich Albion that Queens Park Rangers will be desperate to turn their season around at the Hawthorns on Saturday.

The Baggies have made an impressive start to the season and currently reside in sixth place, which is in stark contrast to QPR who are yet to register a win in the Premier League.

Mark Hughes’ side suffered a 2-1 loss to West Ham United on Monday, and Clarke wants West Brom to heap further misery on the Hoops.

“You go to a club, they invest in a number of players, sometimes it gels quickly, other times it takes a little bit longer,” said Clarke.

“That is the case with QPR. They’ve got some really good players. It hasn’t quite clicked for them.

“It is up to us to make sure tomorrow it doesn’t click for them and they are still struggling going into the international break – that is our job.

“This is a tricky game. They need to turn their season around and we need to make sure we are 100 per cent at it.”

Clarke, who was team-mates with Hughes at Chelsea in the mid-1990s, is confident the Welshman is sufficiently experienced to reverse QPR’s ailing fortunes.

“I bumped into Mark a couple of weeks ago at one of the games and we keep in touch. It is a difficult situation for him,” he added.

“He has got far more experience than me in terms of being a manager.

“I’m sure he has been in this position a couple of times before with Blackburn and he will know what to do, and he will know how to get his team out of it.

“Mark’s an experienced campaigner.”

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