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Tony Pulis demands more from West Brom at Spurs

Tony Pulis has called on his West Brom side to give an improved performance when they return to north London to face title-chasing Tottenham on Monday night.

Pulis is looking forward to his visit to White Hart Lane. Credit: PA

The Baggies were easily beaten 2-0 at Arsenal on Thursday and are back in the capital just four days later for a clash with Mauricio Pochettino's men.

Pulis admitted he may have made mistakes in the preparation for a rare Thursday night outing for his outfit and conceded they deserved nothing from their Emirates Stadium defeat.

But now the Welshman wants to see more from his players at White Hart Lane as they look to play their part in an enthralling Premier League title race.

He said:

That was our most disappointing performance - Arsenal deserved to win because we looked flat. We didn't do very well on Thursday - we have to dust ourselves down and put a performance in on Monday.

White Hart Lane is one of my favourite grounds. It's a fantastic stadium with a great atmosphere. Everything to do with the club is first class. I enjoy taking teams there and we need to make sure we are up for it.

– West Brom manager Tony Pulis

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West Brom boss Pulis in no rush over future

Tony Pulis has had mixed reviews at The Hawthorns. Credit: PA

West Brom boss Tony Pulis insists he is in no rush to sign a new Baggies contract.

The head coach will speak about his future with chairman Jeremy Peace in the summer, when he will have just a year left on his current deal.

Pulis has guided Albion to 11th in the Premier League this season, 13 points clear of the relegation zone ahead of their trip to Manchester City on Saturday, and is happy to wait on his future.

At the end of the season I'll sit down with Jeremy and we'll talk, we'll talk about the season and talk about the future. That's what I have done for years.

Let me speak to Jeremy. The important thing is for us to finish the season as strongly as we can. I still have a year left, there's no rush in doing anything else. I would prefer to sit with Jeremy and have a nice glass of wine and a bite to eat.

Every club you go into you could say 'you'll like this to happen and everything else' but, as I have said before, it's a very well run club and I don't think there are many clubs in the country who are run as well as this, financially.

– Tony Pulis

Tony Pulis set for summer talks over West Brom future

West Brom boss Tony Pulis is expected to speak to chairman Jeremy Peace about a new contract in the summer.

Pulis is keen to make big changes at West Brom in the summer. Credit: PA

The pair will to hold wide-ranging talks which will include discussions over Pulis' future, Press Association Sport understands.

Pulis will have a year left on his deal at the end of the season and, despite fans' frustration this season over their playing style, has ensured the Baggies have avoided serious relegation danger this term.

Owner Peace and Pulis have a good working relationship and any talks will be transparent with both knowing where they stand.

Former Stoke and Crystal Palace boss Pulis is known to want to make significant changes to the squad after failing to land several targets over the last few transfer windows.

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