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Kick off 14:00 (UK)

29 January 2018 Venue WBA Training Ground Attendance

Kick off 14:00 (UK)

West Bromwich Albion PL2
2 - 1
Fulham PL2

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Shan wants to build momentum

28 January 2018

JAMES Shan wants his team to pick up where they left off when they take on Fulham in a Premier League 2 Division Two game on Monday afternoon.

Albion’s under-23s put on an encouraging showing to beat Ipswich 2-1 in the PL Cup last time out thanks to first half goals from Alex Bradley and Rekeem Harper. 

And Shan has challenged his side to build on that win, though knows they won't have it easy against a Fulham side who currently sit fifth in the table and are unbeaten in nine league matches.

“It was a good performance on Thursday and now we need to gain momentum by going on and winning some games,” he said.

“In my opinion Fulham are the best team in our division so it will be a tough test for us.

“It’s also the last opportunity for some of our senior development players to impress and secure themselves a loan for the remainder of the season.”

The fixture against the Cottagers will be played behind closed doors at the Palm Training Ground.

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Match Reports

Albion PL2 2 Fulham PL2 1

29 January 2018

ALBION’s under-23s made it back-to-back wins with a 2-1 victory over Fulham at a blustery Palm Training Ground.

The Baggies had the better of the opening period and went close through Callum Morton’s low drive that was deflected over and Alex Bradley’s powerful effort that flew over the crossbar. 

However, it was actually Fulham who took the lead just before the half hour mark when Lucas de la Torre’s long run ended in a shot that was deflected agonisingly past Alex Palmer.

After the break Albion came out firing and could have equalised when Morton found some space inside the area, but his shot from a tight angle was saved by Luca Ashby-Hammond.

James Shan’s side did finally get a goal on 82 minutes, though, thanks to a guided header from defender Kyle Howkins.

And the turnaround was complete just two minutes later when Bradley’s shot from the right hand side of the area squeezed into the bottom corner.

Michael Elstone headed over for Fulham in the final few minutes of the match but otherwise Albion’s defence stood firm to see the game out and claim a fantastic three points.

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