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Mangala backs Man City to shine against West Brom

Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala is confident the team will be ready for West Brom after some poor pre-season performances.

The Frenchman has been heavily criticised since moving to the Eithad, but is he hopeful the team will react for the start of the campaign.

Elaiquim Mangala knows how to underwhelm Credit: PA

The Frenchman told the club's website, "I think what happened against Madrid and Stuttgart rang one or two alarm bells and maybe showed we have to change something and be aware, because we can't play the way we did in those two games against West Brom or we'll get punished.

"That's why they were valuable games for us, but the fact is that it is better to find out in pre-season friendlies than in the Premier League because the results are not as important.

"It also gives us an idea of the areas we need to work on and improve. Everything is focused on our first game against West Brom and by Monday, we'll be ready and focused."

Myhill pens new two-year West Brom deal

The 32-year-old set to start the season as the club's first choice. Credit: PA

Boaz Myhill has signed a new two-year contract with West Brom.

The goalkeeper has committed his future to the Baggies until 2017 with the 32-year-old set to start the season as the club's first choice.

He said: "It's great to get my future sorted out. It's never easy being a goalkeeper when you're not in the team but the Premier League is the place you want to be."


Liam Slade signs new deal with Burton Albion

Liam Slade has signed a new one-year deal with Burton Albion.

Bournemouth's Tommy Elphick (left) and Burton Albion's Liam Slade Credit: Chris Ison/EMPICS Sport

After progressing via Burton Albion's youth system, Slade signed a professional contract in July 2013.

In November 2013, Slade joined Redditch United on a one-month loan deal.

He made his debut for Burton Albion in a 3-1 away loss to Bury on 20 September 2014 in League Two.

Slade made seven appearances for the Brewer last season including four victories.

It is fantastic to see Liam rewarded with a new contract. He has worked hard with the first team and has a long way to go in his development and be pushing for a place in the starting 11.

“Liam has a really good two years when he was with the academy and it is always pleasing to see a youth product work his way up to the first team.

“He still has a lot to learn as a young defender and I’m sure he will want to be impressing Jimmy and David over the next season.”

– Mike Whitlow, Head of academy

Half-time score: WBA 1 - 0 Chelsea

West Bromwich Albion lead Chelsea by a goal at half-time. Chelsea are down to 10 men after having Cesc Fàbregas sent off.

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