Rob's View

Rob Lee feels that playing good opposition this week will coax a better performance than the one which, by general admission, was a little off colour at Coventry the previous week.

"We normally do better against the sides at the top anyway and the crowd will be up for it - as will the team.

"I think if we beat West Brom a lot of people will forget the Coventry game."

The key, though, is to continue avoiding defeat says Rob, who adds:

"As long as we hang in there, even when we are playing badly, and don't lose games until the shake-up which is just after Christmas then we will be quite happy."

For Rob, as one of the more senior members of the squad, the week has provided much needed respite from playing two games a week, and he adds:

"We had a week without a game which was a chance to get the old limbs flying back and we will be ready for them."

Rob, who played with Alan Pardew at Charlton, the process of change is gradual and, as he surveys a season in which he has already played under three managers - not bad for a club that has only had 10 'permanent' ones - he adds:

"Because Trevor did such a good job when he came in it changed but nobody really noticed it really - and that is down to Trevor.

"A new manager does bring in new ideas and it does take time for all of those ideas to blend together.

"We are still learning about the manager and the manager is still learning about the players - but on the positive side he hasn't lost a game yet."

Don Hutchison and Christian Dailly have been named in the 25 man Scotland squad for the Euro 2004 playoffs against Holland in Scotland on 15th November and in Amsterdam on 19th November.