Albion's quickest-ever treble?
AN extract from a local newspaper, reviewing Albion's 3-1 victory over Brighton in 1993.
"...Supporters were screaming for the signing from Newcastle to be substituted instead of Micky Mellon in the 63rd minute with Albion trailing 1-0.... But the slightly built striker repaid manager Ossie Ardiles' faith by grabblng a remarkable treble to keep Albion's automatic promotion hopes alive....new boy Andy Hunt had scored a sensational seven-minute hat-trick on his home debut..."
And there it began - the photo above being taken on that very day.
Andy Hunt was to score 85 goals in 240 appearances for the Baggies between '93 and 1998 - including one at Wembley in the play-off final (prompting his 'Frank Lampard Senior' goal celebration) - and was at the heart of many moments of excellence throughout an otherwise lean period for the club.
Now living in Belize, Hunt is back in the UK for a few weeks.
Catch him at the Fanzone before this Monday's game against Everton...