Reid: No need to panic

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West Bromwich Albion's Steven Reid is looking to be upbeat, regardless the club's losing streak at the start of the season.

Despite impressive showings against last season's top two, Manchester United and Chelsea, and then at the Britannia Stadium against Stoke City, Roy Hodgson's side have failed to pick up a point.

The club invested heavily in their side this summer, signing the likes of Shane Long, Zoltan Gera and Ben Foster to raise expectations around the Hawthorns, and Reid doesn't believe their tough start reflects the quality of the squad.

“I think we’re stronger than we were, say, 12 months ago,” he said.

“No-one is panicking despite the results. Our performances were decent but just individual errors have cost us.

“If we can continue that then we can get a good result at Norwich.


“We had a tough start. Manchester United and Chelsea were always going to be difficult.

“Stoke, again, are a team we don’t do well against looking at history but we generally coped well with them. If we play like we did then we’ll be okay.”

Despite The Baggies' poor start to the season, Reid had reason to celebrate at the weekend, as he got married in a ceremony in Manchester.

While many of Reid's teammates were playing international football, the 30-year-old opted to tie the knot.

“I booked it a few weeks ago, I knew it would be an international break so that’s what I was up to," he added.

“It makes a change from a normal weekend to do a life-changing thing like that.

“But I kept it quiet. It was a great weekend, a great day. Now I’m looking forward to Sunday’s game at Carrow Road.”

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