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Morrison: Albion stand together as one

Midfielder on Everton, getting first win and his recovery

JAMES Morrison insists Albion will stick together as a team despite the individual mistakes which proved costly against Everton.

Jonas Olsson’s attempted clearance was punished by Romelu Lukaku and led to the visitors' first goal, before Ben Foster saw Kevin Mirallas’ second-half shot slip underneath his body.

Morrison, however, says Albion will stick together and move forward as one.

“It’s a huge disappointment to lose the game as I didn't think there was that much in it," the Scot said.

“We made a mistake for the first goal but it was a great finish from Lukaku.

“Unfortunately then in the second half there is another mistake for their second goal.

“The second goal knocked the stuffing out of us and after that we couldn't get near Everton.

“Ben and Jonas will know that they have made mistakes and they will take it heavily, but we will stick together as a team.

“We will work hard in training and look forward to the next game."

Defeat against Everton means the Baggies are still searching for their first three points of the season.

But Morrison is convinced that once their maiden win is under their belts, more will quickly follow.

“The first win will set us up for a big season," he said.

“It’s going to be hard, especially after last season.

“We had a really good pre-season and are really unlucky not to have that first win on the board already.

“I think the first win will lead to more victories."

The midfielder made his first start of the campaign for Albion against the Toffees having made a full recovery from his summer knee surgery. 

And, having completed 90 minutes, he was happy to back among the action.

He said: “I am glad to be back playing.

“I got 90 minutes under my belt for Scotland against Germany.

“It was a really positive team performance and I was happy with my individual performance too.”