Jimmy Shan continued in his role as West Bromwich Albion caretaker manager for today’s Championship trip to Brentford and Griffin Park.
With three points under his belt in his first game in charge in midweek against Swansea City, fans were hoping for another three points but improvement in our overall performance. Whatever the dither and delay in appointing a new manager, the Board have made it clear that only automatic promotion is acceptable following the sacking of Darren Moore, so today was again key.
It was again far from a classic, but a superb solo run from Kyle Edwards proved to be the difference as he hit our winner six minutes into the second half and we did have goalkeeper Sam Johnstone to thank for keeping the clean sheet as Brentford had good chances of their own.
Two wins in two for Shan.
Speaking to the BBC following the final whistle, Shan said of the match.
“Kyle Edwards has been magnificent. I’ve worked with him from under-eights and seen him progress through the academy. To see him do that at this level is a magnificent achievement. We were under the cosh at times in the first half but we also had some really good moments. In the second half we began to have some real moments of control and caused Brentford some problems.”