Date: 25th September 2018 at 10:00am
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West Bromwich Albion secured a 2-0 victory over Millwall at The Hawthorns last weekend and going into the game there were serious questions about our defensive solidarity given the back three of Craig Dawson, Kyle Bartley and Ahmed Hegazi.

Dawson gave a significantly improved performance in the backline on Saturday, but he wasn’t the only one as we kept a clean sheet in the game and having taken his criticism previously, including calls for the club to quickly move him on in the January transfer window, Hegazi’s own performance saw fans take to social media to recognise his efforts.

Some believe it was actually his best showing of the 2018/19 campaign so far, but in fairness that probably wasn’t that difficult to achieve given our leaky nature at the back, with the front line carrying us so far.

In any event, hopefully, that will be the corner turned on a defensive front as we can’t always expect the boys further forward to find the net as regularly as they are and clean sheets are a must in this division if we want to pick up points from games that will definitely be tighter as the weeks tick by.

 

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