Last Updated: Mon, 26 Nov 2012 13:08
West Brom boss Steve Clarke has revealed he has set a target of 40 points by the end of January for his high-flying Baggies side.
Clarke, who took charge at the Hawthorns in the summer, has overseen a hugely impressive start to the season for West Brom.
The Baggies currently sit third in the Premier League table with only defending champions Manchester City and league-leaders Manchester United ahead of them in the standings.
Clarke had refused to set any targets for West Brom, despite talk of European qualification from pundits and the club's fans following their fine start to the campaign.
The Baggies boss has now revealed he has set a target for his Baggies side and he wants West Brom to reach 40 points - traditionally regarded as the amount needed to secure survival - before the end of January, although he refused to discuss the possibility of European qualification.
He said: "The idea is to get 40 points but I never said when we had to get those points.
"We're making good inroads towards that now. If we can get to 40 points before the end of January, then we can reassess.
"A lot of clubs have struggled come the end of the season after having a lot of points at this stage."
West Brom have managed to pick up 26 points from 13 games to date, ahead of a potentially tricky trip to Swansea on Wednesday.
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