West Brom boss Steve Clarke has been reluctant to talk about specific targets ahead of the new campaign but is optimistic his team can be even "better and stronger" than they were in his impressive first season in charge.
– West Brom manager Steve Clarke
I'm not sure I understand second season syndrome - it is another phrase the media uses.
For me, this is about trying to emulate what we did last season - to be a team that is positive and tries to win football matches.
The more we can win, the more points we will get and with that follows the success for the club. That is all you can do.
I don't sit here and worry about the fact it is the second season.
I have learned some lessons from last year and hopefully I can put them into practice this year and you'll see a better and stronger West Bromwich Albion.