With West Bromwich Albion welcoming second placed Sheffield United to The Hawthorns this Saturday for the top of the table Championship clash, come the end of the season the game could prove to be key to automatic promotion hopes.
With only a one point gap between both sides, whichever side takes all three points will have gained an advantage and every West Brom fan will be hoping it goes head coach Darren Moore’s way as we look for a return to the Premier League at the first time of asking.
In the build-up to the game, England midfielder Jake Livermore was in front of the cameras speaking to wba.co.uk and the 29-year-old knew it was a fantastic opportunity to really pile the pressure on.
“We’re in a healthy position, we just need to keep plugging away and doing what we can. They are a great side, they are going to be difficult and we hope we have got our fans behind us and enough in the changing room, which we believe we have, to go and get the three points. It’s a fantastic opportunity for us. Teams are making it difficult for us and they are trying to spoil it sometimes, and we are finding new ways on and off the field collectively to make it happen and get three points. We have been on a good run of form but we know we need to keep pushing on otherwise they count for nothing, so we have got 13 massive games ahead of us now and that’s what we’re focusing on.”
West Brom go into the game looking to make it five unbeaten and three wins on the spin, but United can’t be underestimated as they are already unbeaten in the last five and also have back to back wins.
With the ethos of both gaffer’s, it should certainly be an attacking affair.