Carson: Baggies doing the dirty stuff
The Baggies dropped out of the top flight at the end of the 2008/9 campaign before bouncing back at the first attempt. Despite being tipped to struggle once again this term, goalkeeper Carson has been heartened by the early signs. West Brom may have lost to Chelsea and Liverpool, but they have taken four points from their opening four games and impressed in a 1-1 draw against Tottenham at the weekend. "I think in the past we would have conceded and thought 'here we go again'," Carson told the Birmingham Mail. "But it shows the spirit we've got in that we could have won on Saturday. "We play with a never-say-die attitude, we played against a very good side and managed to bounce back. "We take a lot of encouragement from that. We seemed to be too open last time. "But we're doing the dirty stuff that we didn't do last time. I saw Jerome Thomas win a 50-50 slide tackle. It's things like that we didn't do last time." Carson is convinced that West Brom have improved since experiencing the disappointment of relegation and can stay up this time around. "We weren't far away last time but my memories of two years ago were too many mistakes," said Carson. "This time we're better equipped and more compact. "We've got more experience, we've got new players who have played more than 100 games at this level - that wasn't the case two years ago. "The more players like that you have the better it will be." West Brom fell behind to Luka Modric's goal on Saturday but equalised through Chris Brunt and had opportunities to secure all three points. Carson believes they should have won, saying: "We're a bit disappointed. "Looking at the last 25 minutes, we came in a bit disappointed but after going one down we'd have taken a point. "Carlo Cudicini made some decent saves and in the Premier League if you don't take your chances then you come to regret it."