ALBION suffered a 5-1 defeat at Stoke City in this afternoon’s Barclays U21 Premier League clash.
Mani O’Sullivan fired a first-half goal for the Baggies but the Potters earned a comfortable victory at Clayton Wood.
“We conceded some poor goals which hurt us," said professional development coach David Oldfield.
“We showed a response to a poor performance against Manchester United and we showed more energy.
“We showed more willingness and we created some chances.
“We were undone as a group by some poor defending.
“We’ll analyse this game and learn from it.
“We’re a young group and we need to make sure we learn our lessons.
“We need to improve in our next game.”
ALBION: Camp; Gayle, O’Neil (c), C Jones, Garmston; Birch (S Nabi 85), Hayes; Roofe, O’Sullivan (A Jones 60), Ward (Wedderburn 46); Ferrier. Subs: Rose (gk); Greenidge.