West Brom striker Shane Long wants the club to sort out the managerial position ASAP.

The Baggies have been without a boss since Steve Clarke was sacked over three weeks ago.

And although caretaker Keith Downing, along with goalkeeping coach Dean Kiely, has helped them go four league games unbeaten, West Brom exited the cup on Saturday with a low-key 2-0 defeat at home to Crystal Palace.

Pepe Mel turned down the chance to take the Albion job and Long feels enough is enough.

He said: “Keith and Dean have come in and they’ve done a terrific job. They’ve picked up six points out of the four league games we’ve had so they’ve done very well.

“The lads know them but I think a bit of clarity on the situation would help us all. We need to have an understanding of what the rules are going to be with the new manager in charge.

“It’s a new lease of life. People want to impress whoever it will be. We’ll see what happens but the lads are playing well for Keith and Dean.”

Dwight Gayle scored a first half goal for Palace before sub Marouane Chamakh ended the Baggies hopes with a strike on the break with the last kick of the game.

But visiting stopper Julian Speroni was largely responsible for the win for Tony Pulis’ side – and a fourth-round tie at holders Wigan or MK Dons – with a string of saves including a wonder moment to foil Matej Vydra.