Foster on 'frustrating' draw

BEN Foster thinks Albion were “just a bit unlucky” as they played out a 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace in Alan Pardew’s first game as manager.

The Baggies had 20 shots on goal but couldn’t quite find a way past stand-in goalkeeper Julian Speroni - who was drafted in at the last minute due to Wayne Hennessey’s injury in the warm-up. 

“It was really frustrating. We kept knocking and knocking but we just couldn’t find that lucky break," he said.

“I think that’s what we’re missing at the moment. There were so many ricochets in the box and half chances but we couldn't take them.

“Fair play to them though, they defended well and Julian coming in last minute did well.

“It was frustrating but it was a decent point and there were positive signs."

Even though he's only been at the Club since Wednesday, Ben believes the new Albion boss is already making his mark on the team.

“We’ve only had Alan for a few days but he’s been good. He’s been trying to get us to play more positively and further up the pitch," he added.

“The last couple of days in training have been really bright and breezy, the lads have looked nice and sharp and they looked good today. 

“We carried out what the manager wanted and we were just a bit unlucky.”

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