West Brom players feel responsible for Steve Clarke exit - Downing

West Brom caretaker manager Keith Downing says himself and the players "feel responsible" for the "shock" sacking of Baggies boss Steve Clarke.

Clarke was dismissed just hours after Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Cardiff - their fourth loss in a row.

Downing admits he is not the long-term replacement for Clarke and says he will "smooth out the pathway" for the new manager.