Date: 29th September 2014 at 8:01pm
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Following our stonking four nil victory over Burnley yesterday, head coach Alan Irvine has passed all of the praise onto the players for their showing on the day.

In a footballing week that saw victories over Tottenham Hotspur and Hull City, capping the weekend with such a comprehensive win would’ve been music to the gaffer’s ears given the start to the campaign we had but it does seem that Albion may now have found their feet.

Speaking to wba.co.uk following the game, Irvine said it was the perfect confidence boosting week with a tough test against Liverpool on the horizon now.

‘We’ve had three very good performances and results, but the moment we get carried away this game comes back to bite you. So there will be none of that and it has already been spoken about. But I’m delighted for the players, they are good, intelligent footballers who are also not afraid to work hard, who realise they’ve got jobs to do without the ball. We’ve got others say on the bench and some who can’t at this moment even get in the squad. All of them will play an important role for this club I can assure you.’

Moving back to the tempering of expectations after a good run of games, Irvine commented that for however good this week is, the players are still yet to gel properly and we obviously have players not yet truly at 100% so there will be setbacks and disappointments along the way as that’s the nature of the game and it’s ‘inevitable’ really, but what matters is how we respond to those setbacks in the future and he’s confident that with the group we have, as long as they keep putting the work in and keep improving, whilst we can’t eradicate those setbacks, we can at least limit them and in the main get the results that we want and deserve.

Since taking charge though he says again he’s seen plenty of progress so far, but obviously when results don’t go your way it’s difficult for that ‘viewpoint’ to be aired and heard, so now that we have got the results hopefully that progress can be seen by everyone and it can give everyone a boost of confidence and belief that we are on the right track.

‘But we’ve still got a long way to go, we know that.’

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