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Brunt: We owe the fans

Club skipper eager to put things right at the weekend

CHRIS Brunt has called on his Albion team-mates to makes amends for tonight’s 3-1 defeat at Swansea in Saturday’s clash with Stoke at The Hawthorns (ko 3pm), insisting: “We owe the fans.” 

Around 1,000 hardy Baggies fans made the midweek trip to South Wales only to see their side comfortably beaten by the Swans after conceding three goals in 30 minutes to Michael Laudrup’s side.

And the Northern Ireland international says Steve Clarke’s team are determined to bounce back at the first time of asking this weekend. 

“It’s the worst we’ve played all season by a long stretch,” said Brunt.

“In the second half we dug in and we were a bit better but we didn’t have enough tonight and it’s disappointing because we let ourselves and the supporters down.

“They’ve come a long way on a Wednesday night and they deserve better from us.

“We’ll pick ourselves up and we’ve got a home game on Saturday which we need to turn into a positive result after tonight’s performance.

“We let ourselves down and we definitely let the travelling support down."

He added:“They were the better side tonight but now we move on.

“Obviously, the boys will be hurting after tonight and hopefully we can get straight back on the bike on Saturday.

“We had that last year and any time we had a bad result we bounced back pretty quickly.

“The last time we lost this season we responded with four straight wins so hopefully we can respond with a home win on Saturday.

“We got a decent result against Stoke up there last year so it would be nice to get one at The Hawthorns because I know we haven’t done too well against them in recent years.

“We haven’t done too well against them, especially at home, so it will be nice to try and do something we haven’t done for a few years."