Date: 21st October 2015 at 1:50pm
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Coach Gerry Francis has said that he feels West Brom can take a lot of confidence from the run of results at the end of last season as we go into another tough fixture run.

With tag of ‘back to the future’ the right hand of head coach Tony Pulis told that as we head into the first of the winterish fixtures, there is confidence in the group that our results will turn around and proof of that is how we have performed previously.

‘This is my 15th year in the Premier League so that’s just normal stuff. That’s why this is probably the hardest league in the world to win and maybe the strongest league in Europe – it’s certainly one of the strongest. You have to take points from those games if you want to stay in it. It’s strange – last year we played Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City at the end of the season and sometimes you beat the teams you’re not expected to and don’t get anything against the sides people think you should beat. We won at Manchester United and we beat Chelsea so you never know what’s going to happen but we know we have to pick up points.’

Rickie Lambert has also been speaking to the BBC and he was talking about being desperate to end his own goal scoring drought at the moment.

‘I’m more desperate than anyone else. It’s what I get paid for. I’m just going to keep working hard and hope it comes this Saturday. I know there’s more to this role under Pulis than just scoring goals. You get asked a lot more defensively than I’ve had in the past, but it’s something you have to get used to and I’m trying to get as fit as I can. He’s decided to go with Salomon Rondon at the minute, but I’m on the bench waiting for my chance. We want to improve our attacking. We want to be more adventurous and score more goals. But we want to keep our strength as a team, which is that we do not concede goals.’

Gareth McAuley has also been quoted by the Birmingham Mail talking about how hard Pulis is working them in training as we look for more victories this campaign.

With the first home victory behind us, the defender explained that there’d been no let up in Pulis’ quest for improvements in training this week.

‘Obviously we had two results and two performances we weren’t very happy with. The result on Saturday kind of put that to bed and stopped that little rot that was starting there. It gives us a platform and we’ve certainly not rested on our laurels in the last two days. We’ve trained pretty hard and run ourselves into the ground with the training we’ve done so we’re building again for a tough game at Norwich at the weekend.’

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