GARY Megson hopes to once again harness Albion’s passionate support during his tenure overseeing first-team affairs.
The 58-year-old enjoyed four full seasons as the Baggies boss from 2000 to 2004 and built a strong rapport with the Club’s fans during a period which included two promotions to the Premier League.
And Megson, who will take charge of first-team duties until the appointment of a permanent head coach, insists he will need every one of Albion’s 3,500 travelling supporters against Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday.
“I don’t think the supporters can ever be accused of not giving passionate support,” said the former Sheffield Wednesday midfielder.
“Their passion was certainly something I fed off when I was the manager here.
“It hasn’t been any different this time.
“The last few weeks we haven’t been getting results and we haven’t been playing particularly well, so whatever club you are at, and wherever you are in the world, you’re going to get rumblings of discontent.
“It’s terrific news [that 3,500 fans are travelling to Wembley].
“Regardless of where or who we are playing we’ve got to put a show on that makes them proud to wear the same shirts as the players.”