West Bromwich Albion went into today’s Championship clash with Rotherham United looking to remain unbeaten in the last four as we slowly turned our attentions to the season extension and the opportunity gain promotion back to the Premier League through the Play-Off spots.
It was a poorer performance once again and by the 70th minute we hadn’t actually registered a shot on target and Rotherham had created more, taking a 1-0 advantage in the 50th minute.
With around 15 minutes remaining in the game West Brom won themselves a penalty and Jay Rodriguez made no mistake from 12 yards as he tied the scores up.
Two minutes later we sent the advantage our way as Rekeem Harper made it 2-1 and we held on to take the win and Rotherham’s relegation from the second tier was confirmed.
Some reasonable momentum going into the Play-Offs now, even if it wasn’t pretty.
Speaking to the BBC following the game, interim head coach Jimmy Shan said of our efforts.
“I think we performed very poorly. I wasn’t happy with the performance at all. I think you have to take into consideration how blustery the conditions were and them obviously fighting for their lives. Their style of play is difficult to contend because they’re a forward-thinking team [who] get the ball in and around your back line as frequently as they can. I was disappointed with us, trying to get a foothold in the game and some rhythm. I think the team appreciated my frustrations at half time.”