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Irvine expecting Albion side to keep improving

Albion boss seeking even more from players

ALAN Irvine believes Albion fans are still yet to see the best of his Baggies side.

The Albion head coach has been impressed with his side's application in recent games - a sequence of games which saw them beat Spurs and Burnley, and be within a few minutes away from a victory against Manchester United.

Even the defeat to Liverpool merited plenty of post-match praise, with the Baggies giving a good account of themselves at Anfield.

Albion take on Crystal Palace at The Hawthorns this Saturday, before back-to-back away games at Bournemouth, in the Capital One Cup next Tuesday, and Leicester City, four days later.

Although Irvine was disappointed not to claim a victory in Monday night's Barclays Premier League game with United, he accepts it was another worthy performance.

And, he insists, there is far more to come.

“We played well on Monday," said Irvine. 

"I was a little bit concerned because we’ve had so many players away and were probably fortunate that we had a three-day lead-in.

“But we were able to get the work done that we felt we needed to get done to be able to play against a team like Manchester United.

“We’re going in the right direction. We still need to improve, there’s no doubt about that, but we said to the players afterwards that with the way that they go about their jobs and the way they try to do the things we’ve been working on, I feel we can continue to improve."