WHEN THE DRAW was made for the FA Cup draw I said West Brom would be a tough one for us and I still feel the same. Looking at their recent form it could be an even tougher one now. At this stage, where there are so many teams left in the competition, you are after two things - a home tie and a team from outside the Premiership.
The fact that we got neither did not make it a good draw for us. What we have shown, however, is we can go away from home and put in good performances. We have done well on our travels and we will be looking for this to continue on Saturday.
Bryan Robson is in charge now from when we visited in August and he was a big favourite there in his playing days. You would struggle to find a more whole-hearted, quality midfield player than Bryan was in his time.
I'm sure that, over a period of time, he will bring all his qualities into managing West Brom.
They generally play a 4-4-2 and have had an upturn in form in recent weeks. I saw their game against Fulham where they could have been two or three up at half time and continued that form into the second half. They ended up losing 1-0 and it was very disappointing for them in a game they should have won.
West Brom went on to beat Manchester City and are in good form coming into our game.
I don't know if there will be changes made with a midweek Premiership game in mind - probably not.
Kevin Campbell is a very good signing for them. He is a player who has served the clubs he's been at very well and I thought he did well at Everton, where he lost out because of the system they were playing.
He is a mature player and is somebody who knows the Premiership having played against top opposition all his career.