Brunt desperate for action

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Brunt: Desperate for action

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West Brom's Chris Brunt will be keeping an eager eye on Arsenal's clash with Manchester United this Saturday as he itches to help the Baggies achieve Premier League survival.

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Albion are on a fine run of form at present - undefeated in four games, including a 3-1 win at Birmingham last time - to haul themselves out of the drop zone.

While Roy Hodgson's side are next due to face the Gunners on Saturday week (19th March), the game will be postponed if Arsene Wenger's team are involved in a cup replay with the Red Devils.

If this was the case, Albion will have to wait a month - until 2nd April - for their next action, at home to Hodgson's old club Liverpool.

Eager to get back into action, Brunt is keeping his fingers firmly crossed for a positive result at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Long time

The 26-year-old told the club's official website: "We want it settled because it would mean a month without a game and that's a long time, especially coming off the back of the win we've just had.

"We want the next game to come around because of the little run we're on with six points from our last four games.

"A lot of the lads will be away for internationals the week after we're due to play Arsenal so, if the worst comes to the worst and the Arsenal match is called off, at least a lot of the lads will have had a little bit of football.

"But it would be a long time to be training without a match and with the results we've had lately, we just want to play the next match and keep on ticking over because, at the moment, we are doing OK."

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