Stearman targets local glory

Wanderers were unbeaten in five of six local derbies in last

season’s Premier League, and already this term they have avoided

defeat at Aston Villa. Sunday brings a trip to The Hawthorns, where

Mick McCarthy’s side led until injury-time in February only to be

denied by a Carlos Vela equaliser. Defender Stearman told the club

website: “We’re very confident we can repeat what we did last year

and pick up points from the teams from the Midlands. “They’re great

occasions – not just for us but also for the fans. They obviously

want to see a fiery encounter with a bit of football played as well

and us coming out with the right result. “We were unlucky at Albion

last year, holding out until the death when they popped up with a

goal.”