Last Updated: Mon, 26 Nov 2012 16:58
West Brom are currently third in the Premier League table, but striker Shane Long isn't thinking about European football just yet.
The Baggies have picked up an impressive 26 points from their opening 13 games and are just four points adrift of league-leaders Manchester United.
West Brom's fine start to the campaign has led to talk of European qualification amongst fans and pundits, although boss Steve Clarke has so far refused to discuss the possibility of European football at the Hawthorns next season.
Striker Long holds a similarly cautious view, although the Republic of Ireland international admits he would love the chance to test himself on the European stage.
"Obviously, yes, I watch the European games - everyone can dream," Long told the Birmingham Mail.
"We've put ourselves in a good position and it's a case of going into every game like we have done. Everybody dreams but that's not our focus.
"Our focus is to concentrate on winning the next game and keep in touch with the team above us and who knows what's possible."
Clarke has challenged the Baggies to reach 40 points, traditionally seen as the survival target, by the end of January and Long also has the 40-point mark in his sights.
The striker, who has managed five league goals to date this season, feels once West Brom have acquired 40 points they can rethink their targets.
He added: "We will try to get to that 40 points first, get safety under our belts and kick on from there. Hopefully it will come sooner rather than later."
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