Swansea City boss Graham Potter has praised West Brom ahead of the sides’ clash on Wednesday evening, report the club’s official Twitter account.
The Swans could close the gap on Darren Moore’s side to two points with a win but Potter insists that everyone knows that will not be easy.
“It is going to be a really difficult game, they have ambitions to bounce straight back,” he said.
“I had three and a half years there.
“I was not a good player for them, but they are a good club with good people.”
As a player, Potter played 43 times for West Brom as a full-back between 1997 and 2000 before moving on to York City.
He will be keen for his side to bounce back from the 4-1 hammering they took at the hands of Norwich City on Saturday, a match of rare defensive inadequacies.
It has been an inconsistent time for Swansea, having won three of their last five but lost the other two, meaning that any push for the top-six is regularly interrupted.
It was the south Wales club that came out on top in the Premier League clashes last season with a 1-0 win and a 0-0 draw, but with the Baggies sat in fourth place they are now the stronger party involved.
Potter is absolutely right, this will be a tough match for the Swans.
But his side have played some great football this season and the Baggies have shown their defensive frailties at times as well so it is far from a sure thing.
If Potter can get his defence organised they will have a good chance of upsetting the odds.