Following on from the ridiculous sacking of Darren Moore earlier this week – especially in light of the fact we clearly had no one lined up – West Bromwich Albion hosted Swansea City at The Hawthorns in tonight’s Championship action.
Although the decision was bizarre, Moore was learning on the job and his mistakes had come to be too much for some which was evident in the fanbase.
With Chris Brunt’s comments ahead of the game about Moore tactically wanting something the players struggled with – yet admitting they hadn’t performed well enough on home soil which was down to them, depending on your own thoughts about the sack, I guess it’s how you’ll react to a 3-0 victory.
Brunt opened the scoring 19 minutes in, and second half Mason Holgate and Jay Rodriguez made the game comfortable to give Shan a perfect start.
A much needed result, especially in front of the home fans, but this last week still leaves a bad taste in the mouth.
Speaking to the BBC following the final whistle, caretaker gaffer Jimmy Shan explained.
“The scoreline flattered us, but the main focus was to achieve three points. And our keeper Sam Johnstone was outstanding. He kept us in the game with some outstanding saves. To have Chris Brunt back in was important too. He gives us such quality from deadball situations. The instruction was to concentrate on one game at a time. But we all know football moves very quickly. We don’t know what will happen over the next 24 to 48 hours and our plan at the moment is simply to prepare for Brentford on Saturday.”