ALAN Pardew believes there was lots to be encouraged about from his first match as Albion boss.
The Baggies were held to a 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace at The Hawthorns, but Pardew feels his side played well in the stalemate.
"We started the game really well and I was pleased. We had a few set pieces and let them off the hook a little bit.
"Unfortunutely we then lost our way - almost as if we lost confidence in what we were doing and had a tricky spell for 15 minutes.
"We got in at half time, corrected that, got ourselves back in a positive mode and the second half was about as good as we could have played. A bit of luck and we would have got the goal.
"Our defence was sound but we just couldn't find the moment.
"We had some really big hitters missing, four or five first team players, but if we're still performing like that then we've got a really good squad.
"We've now drawn seven games, which is the most in the Premier League, and we've got to start turning them into wins.
"Our fans today were terrific and I thank them for their support."