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Field on points, Pardew and patience

12 December 2017

SAM Field says the Albion players aren't expecting 'overnight change' as they adapt to life under Alan Pardew - and urges fans to do the same.

Supporters were left frustrated after the Baggies drew a blank at Swansea on Saturday, with Head Coach Pardew admitting his side needed to show more "conviction" in the final third.

The next opportunity for Albion to end their Premier League winless sequence comes against Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday evening. And, whilst Field admits the troops are "bitterly disappointed" with the result in South Wales, the clash on Merseyside presents the perfect opportunity to put things right.

"We're still bitterly disappointed to be honest. Swansea was a massive game and we're disappointed not to come out with anything," said Sam.

"It's not what we wanted but luckily with football there's always a game right around the corner. We move onto Liverpool and hopefully can strike a run up from there."

Boyhood-Baggie Field is expecting a tough test against a "fired up" Liverpool side as he prepares for his first game at Anfield. But the youngster insists his side have the quality to "cause problems" for Jurgen Klopp's men and move back up the Premier League table as a result.

"I've never played there before. I'm looking forward to it. Obviously they'll be fired up after conceding late to Everton so we know what we have to do. We'll be going there to try and win the game.

"Their quality is unbelievable so we'll have to be at our best to handle them. But we've got a lot of quality to cause them problems.

"You can see that with a couple of wins you're right back up the table. It's not a nice position to be in at the minute but I've got more than enough confidence that with a couple of right results we'll get out of this."

Indeed, the midfielder believes the Baggies have the right man at the helm to facilitate a climb up the league. But he wants the Albion faithful to remain patient and not expect "overnight change".

"I like him [Pardew] a lot. I think he's brilliant. I like his enthusiasm and his knowledge of the game. We know it's not going to be an overnight change from what we had before so we'll keep working on the training field and hopefully the results will start to show. The players know that and I think the fans should know that as well.

"He wants us to be a bit more adventurous going forward and more energetic which is good, we should do that. I think we've got the quality in the squad to do that.We haven't had a lot of luck, sometimes you get that in football. Our work rate and attitude has been first class."

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