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Evans reflects on Terriers defeat

6 November 2017

Albion captain Jonny Evans applauds supporters after the defeat at Huddersfield

CAPTAIN Jonny Evans feels for the Albion fans who are suffering with the players during the current struggle to end the team’s winless streak.

The Baggies were unable to take advantage of Huddersfield being reduced to 10 men early in the second half in Saturday’s Premier League meeting at the John Smith's Stadium.

A Salomon Rondon header which flew narrowly wide and two great saves from Terriers keeper Jonas Lossi to deny substitutes James McClean and Matty Phillips piled on the agony for Albion and their 2,300 travelling fans.

Evans said the players were appreciative of the support they received at the end of such a deeply disappointing outcome which was settled by a solitary first-half wonder strike from Rajiv van La Parra.

Speaking after the game, Evans said: "Obviously the supporters are disappointed - it’s difficult for them because they haven’t seen a win in a while, especially on the road.

“But they clapped us off the pitch at the end and that was good to see.

"Maybe we were unfortunate. Their keeper made a few good saves at the end which was important for them as they were determined to hang on to it.

"When they went down to 10 men we knew we could overload them but maybe we should have done a bit better creating some chances early on.

"We could have won the game but their keeper has pulled off some good saves and that’s the way it goes sometimes.

"It’s been difficult because it’s been a while since we’ve had a win. It’s now about keeping our heads up and carrying on…we’ve got the international break now and then two tough games against Chelsea and Spurs.

"You can come up with a lot of cliches at a time like this but we’ve just got to keep going and keep working at it."


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