Date: 26th February 2016 at 5:57pm
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Head coach Tony Pulis has said that West Brom have to move on from the coin throw incident against Reading in the FA Cup when we face Crystal Palace this weekend.

With the investigation ongoing into the coin incident with Chris Brunt following the end of the match, Pulis told Sky Sports that everybody had to move on and look to put Albion as a whole back in the news for the right reasons.

‘It’s happened, you have to deal with it and move on, we have to move on. Everyone at the football club and in football was disappointed with it. The whole incident was disgraceful and we don’t want to see things like that in our sport. People get disappointed when you lose, I accept that, but to do something like that to someone who has played over 300 games is unacceptable. We just have to let the police get on with it. Speaking to Albion supporters what really disappoints them is that the club has been shown up for something it isn’t. Traditionally it’s a very honourable club who stick behind their players, team and their club. The response from our supporters has been fantastic. They’re the true supporters. Every club up and down the country will have a small element who will go beyond what is reasonable. And that was beyond.’

Going into the game against his former club, Palace are in 14th place in the table with only two wins in the last eleven, but Pulis knew the game wouldn’t be as simple as that and he knew another draw or loss would result in even more criticism coming his way.

‘We are no different to any other club. We played at Goodison the other week and got absolutely pelted when we won the game. They pay good money for it. As a manager that is acceptable, to take criticism. If we didn’t like it we wouldn’t be in it.’

At least he didn’t mention Aston Villa this time.

It appears Jonny Evans, Gareth McAuley and Craig Dawson have all returned to training this week as well.

The Birmingham Mail also have the gaffer talking about Alex Pritchard and not pushing him too quickly given his own fitness levels.

‘Alex has come in and has tremendous talent. He was injured at Tottenham for a long time so it’s just making sure and I think Tottenham are concerned we don’t push him too quickly too soon. The last thing they want is the kid to get injured again so it’s just about being patient with Alex as much as anything else. He’s trained well, he’s worked well and he’s desperate to be involved. But sometimes you have to hold them back and we have a responsibility to Tottenham for that.’

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