Morrison relishing survival challenge

The midfielder is confident Albion’s players will be driven on by
the desire to avoid a repeat of the hurt felt when they were
relegated at the end of the 2008-09 campaign. Morrison believes the
Baggies will be harder to break down but also stressed the need to
cut out conceding late goals which cost them dearly two seasons
ago. The Scotland international said: “If you look at our track
record in this league, it’s not the best. “As a group of players,
we are looking to put that right. “There are a lot of players here
who, with all due respect, don’t want to be in the Championship
again so we are eager to stay up. “The good thing is I think we’ve
learned from what happened two seasons ago. “We will be more solid
– but we had other faults too. We don’t want to keep conceding late
goals like we did last time. “We are looking forward to the
challenge of staying up, trying to keep clean sheets and being
solid.” Morrison is not fazed by the prospect of tackling Carlo
Ancelotti’s side in the opening fixture. The former Middlesbrough
player said: “We are looking forward to testing ourselves against
the best. “Chelsea are a good team who are coming off the back of a
Premier League and FA Cup double so Saturday is going to be
difficult. “But it’s a game we’re all looking forward to. We have
to respect Chelsea – but not give them too much respect. “We have
to test ourselves against them and see how far we are able to push
them.”