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Lescott insists Albion won’t get carried away

Defender hoping to pass on experience where he can

DEFENDER Joleon Lescott admits it has been a confident Albion camp this week after back-to-back victories against Tottenham and Hull.

The England international completed 90 minutes in last Sunday's 1-0 triumph on his Albion debut in north London, earning positive reviews in the process.

Head coach Alan Irvine handed Lescott a rest in midweek as the Baggies defeated Hull 3-2 at The Hawthorns to progress into the fourth round of the Capital One Cup.

And although the summer signing has revealed squad morale is good, he insists Albion will not get carried away despite their upturn in fortunes.

“Winning breeds confidence and we are on the back of a great win at Spurs, which is always a tough place to go and get a result,” Lescott said.

“We knew coming off the back of two disappointing results that it was going to be tough against Spurs, but it was a great result for us.

“It was a massive performance from everyone in the team.

“We managed to back it up with an important win in midweek to reach the last 16 of the Capital One Cup.

“We won’t get carried away because we have gone to Spurs and won.

“It is only one win and three points, so it’s on to the next one now against Burnley which is probably an even bigger game."

Birmingham-born Lescott, 32, is one of the most experienced players in Albion's ranks, having won 26 caps for England and the Premier League twice with former club Manchester City.

And the centre-back hopes his experience can have a positive influence on the younger members of the team.

He said: “I will try and bring my experience that I have gained from previous clubs and pass it into the squad.

“If it can help anyone or encourage them to be a better professional then great.

“It was hard at first when I was injured. It is frustrating to try and dictate to other people when you aren’t playing.”