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Pardew demands more 'conviction'

9 December 2017

ALAN Pardew wants his Albion side to be more clinical in front of goal for the upcoming games against Liverpool and Manchester United.

The Baggies were edged out 1-0 by Swansea City on Saturday after a late strike from Wilfried Bony at the Liberty Stadium. And, with a trip to Anfield followed by an equally tough test against the Red Devils at The Hawthorns, Pardew wants his players to show more "conviction" in the final third.

Indeed, Albion should have scored in South Wales in a game the Head Coach describes as "nip and tuck". Salomon Rondon headed wide late on, with the Baggies spurning chances to hit the hosts on the break.

"It was so tight. It was really nip and tuck everywhere on the pitch," said Alan.

"I thought Swansea had the better of the first half and in the second half I think we should have scored a goal as an away team. We had three or four great opportunities on the break and we didn't have the conviction to find the right moment.

"Unfortunately for us we didn't capitalise and then you're on a knife edge and unfortunately for us they scored from a set play.

"We've now got two huge games, difficult games as we know. There might be a different look to us in terms of trying to win those games. Sometimes the Premier League can surprise you and that's what we've got to try and do."


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