Ridgewell: Baggies out for revenge
LIAM Ridgewell admits West Brom are still licking their wounds from defeat at Swansea City as they prepare to go in search of revenge at The Hawthorns this weekend.
The Baggies went down 3-1 at the Liberty back in November after a sensational first-half showing from the home side which Michael Laudrup rates as the best of his team's season.
Swansea have beaten Albion in their three meetings since they climbed into the Premier League — and Steve Clarke's team want to change that record on Saturday.
Albion are in confident mood despite winning only two of their last 12 games in all competitions and going down 1-0 at Chelsea last time out.
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"Swansea was disappointing for all of us," said left-back Ridgewell.
"We're at home, we need to get three points to push us back up the league.
"We feel we could have got something out of our game at Chelsea and the boys are upbeat."
West Brom hope to be boosted for Swansea's visit by the return of skipper Chris Brunt.
The talented Northern Ireland international missed the game at Stamford Bridge with an ankle injury picked up in the home win over Sunderland 11 days ago.
"It was pretty badly swollen after the game and when I came back in on the Monday morning it wasn't great," Brunt said.
"There was never really going to be a chance of playing at the weekend.
"And, because of the points we're on and the number of games to go, it wasn't really worth the risk.
"We made a decision towards the end of the week that it wasn't going to happen.
"Hopefully I'll be all right this weekend."