Jol welcomes back pair from injury

Last updated : 31 January 2005 By Alistair Murray

After the 3-0 hammering by Crystal Palace last weekend, Jol said, "You can't always field the team you want but the balance last week maybe wasn't as good as I wished for. We had some problems, the players were doing different things, but it had nothing to do with character, it was about organisation."

It marks a first return to the Hawthorns for Jol as Tottenham coach since his own playing career began in England. The Dutchman hopes he can leave the Hawthorns with even fonder memories this weekend. West Brom signed Jol as a replacement for Bryan Robson - the former England captain recently appointed as Baggies manager.

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The former England captain’s main priority is to steer the club to Premiership safety, but the Tottenham coach believes they will prove to be tough opposition in the FA Cup.

"It will be good to go back to West Brom but it is not an easy place to go and represents a hard test of character for us. Any Premiership side, particularly away from home, is difficult but particularly so at West Brom because they love the FA Cup there just as much as we do," said Jol.