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Brunt: Albion upbeat despite defeat

Mixed emotions for Baggies skipper

CAPTAIN Chris Brunt admits going into the international break on the back of a defeat is disappointing but insists Albion can take confidence from their performance at Liverpool.

The Baggies suffered a 2-1 reverse at Anfield on Saturday afternoon but Northern Ireland international Brunt believes he and his team-mates can take a lot of positives from their display.

Albion went into the game on the back of three straight wins against Tottenham and Burnley in the Barclays Premier League, with a Capital One Cup victory over Hull sandwiched between. 

And although their winning sequence has ended, midfielder Brunt knows the competitive and quality nature of England's top flight, especially within the top six, means Albion will taste both triumph and defeat this season.

“We came into this game on the back of a good week," said Brunt, who is now away on international duty with Northern Ireland for their Euro 2016 qualifying double-header.

“There are going to be good weeks and bad weeks for us this season.

“It is disappointing that we are going into the international break on the back of a defeat.

“But we are going into it on the back of half-decent performance as well."

He continued: “I am sure the coaches will have a lot to look at in the next couple of weeks and get us ready for Manchester United.

“That will be a tough game, but it will be good to be back at home after the win against Burnley so hopefully we can follow that up.”