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Phillips determined to continue rich vein of form

4 January 2017

Four goals and seven assists in last 10 games for Phillips

MATT Phillips is not prepared to rest on his laurels as he enjoys a run of red-hot form for Albion.

The Baggies wide man has played a direct part in 11 Baggies goals in his last 10 appearances - including four of the club's five goals over the New Year period.

Two assists in Monday's 3-1 victory over Hull City at The Hawthorns came on the back of another assist and goal in the 2-1 win at Southampton on New Year's Eve.

Phillips has scored four goals and claimed a total of seven assists since the 2-1 triumph at Leicester at the start of November.

The 25-year-old is naturally happy with his contribution in recent months yet he is determined to keep on providing more of the same.

"That's what I'm here to do," he said. "With the assists, that means I'm doing my job.

"I'm delighted, and the main thing is we've got two vital wins over the New Year period.

"The last couple of weeks have been really good, but I've got to keep working hard and keep getting goals and assists - that's what I'm in the team to do."

Phillips added: "I try not to set myself targets but I know that goals and assists are my game and as long as i'm doing that then I'm contributing to the team."

The summer signing, who arrived from QPR, helped spark the turnaround which saw Albion come from 1-0 down at half-time on Monday and see off the Tigers.

Phillips provided inch-perfect corners for both Chris Brunt and then Gareth McAuley to head home, before James Morrison put the seal on a fantastic New Year period for Tony Pulis' side.  

Reflecting on the triumph over Hull, Phillips said: "It took us a while to get going but in the second half I think we dominated and got to grips with how they played and gave a good account of ourselves."


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