Mowbray confident in Carson

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West Brom manager Tony Mowbray claims Scott Carson is not suffering from a crisis of confidence even though the England keeper is facing relegation from the Barclays Premier League for the second time in three seasons.

And Mowbray is confident he can improve Carson - left out of the England squad by Fabio Capello for the forthcoming internationals with Slovakia and Ukraine - as a player if he is willing to learn and develop.

"I don't think Scott is suffering from any lack of confidence. He understands our team and the way we play and he gets on with it," Mowbray told PA Sport.

"He makes good saves," he added. "We are trying to stamp our own print on Scott as a goalkeeper really and change a few things about our game.

"Like all the outfield players, he is trying to take them on board. Sometimes you've got to overcome a bit of resistance to some of the things you ask them to do.

"Yet, if he keeps persevering, I'd like to think we can improve him as a goalkeeper."

Carson was part of the Charlton team which went down from the top flight at the end of the 2006-2007 campaign when on a season-long loan from Liverpool.

Now in his first campaign at The Hawthorns, after completing a permanent move from the Reds last summer, he looks like suffering the same fate with the Baggies seven points adrift of safety.

Albion had conceded 17 goals in six league games before the goalless encounter at West Ham and the 1-1 home draw with Bolton.

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