Tony Pulis urges West Brom to show the spirit and togetherness against Burnley that inspired previous win

West Brom manager Tony Pulis before the match

West Bromwich Albion face Burnley hoping to win just their fourth game of the campaign.

West Brom manager Tony Pulis before the matchWest Brom manager Tony Pulis

West Brom boss Tony Pulis has told the club's official website that his side need to show the spirit and togetherness against Burnley that inspired them to an excellent victory at Leicester City in their most recent game.

The Baggies find themselves in mid-table in the Premier League having made a fairly inconsistent start to the season. However, their final game before the international break suggested that they may have turned a corner. 

The Albion went to the King Power Stadium and came away with an impressive 2-1 win. And ahead of their clash against the Clarets tonight, Pulis has urged his players to adopt a similar approach when they come up against Sean Dyche's men.

"I think there's been spells in games this year where we've played really well and then dropped off, and I think at Leicester, for 90 minutes, we kept a really good tempo about the way we played," he told the club's official website.

West Bromwich Albion's Ben Foster and Gareth McAuley celebrate after the gameWest Bromwich Albion's Ben Foster and Gareth McAuley celebrate after the Leicester game

"That's what we've got to try and do.

"It will be a tough game on Monday night, we know that, but every game in the Premier League is a tough game.

"I just want the players to play with spirit and togetherness, and there was that in bundles against Leicester."

West Brom manager Tony Pulis before the match

What will surely give Pulis and his side plenty of confidence is the fact that, despite their mixed form, they will move into the top-half of the table with a win at the Hawthorns and, perhaps more importantly at this stage of the campaign, move six points clear of the bottom three.

But they undoubtedly face a tough task trying to bag the three points. Burnley are unbeaten in their last three and have taken seven points along the way, so Pulis will know that it will surely take a performance just as good as the one they put in against Leicester to get the better of today's opponents. 

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