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Phillips wants repeat success at Leicester

16 October 2017

MATT Phillips has fond memories of Albion’s most recent trip to the King Power Stadium.

His winning goal against the Foxes in the 2-1 victory back in November 2016 helped propel the Baggies up the Premier League table and also kick-started an individual run of good form.

Phillips’ cheeky chip over Ron-Robert Zieler, his first strike for the club, sparked a sequence of five goals in 11 games. The Scotland international also finished the season with eight assists to his name despite missing large parts towards the end of the campaign through injury.

Tony Pulis identified the win at the then reigning champions as a key turning point in Albion’s season and Phillips is hoping the Baggies can get back to winning ways at a ground where they have taken seven points from their last three visits. 

He said: “It was my first goal for Albion when I scored at Leicester last season.

“I hit a bit of form personally and we also went on a good run as a team following that win.

“That goal was massive for me because goals breed confidence.

“Hopefully we can do the same again and get back to winning ways."

And the Albion No.10 believes the Baggies should take confidence from their positive record at the King Power Stadium.

“We are looking forward to the game and we’ll do all our work on the training pitch in the days leading up the match.

“We know what threats they have and we will try to nullify them.

“It’s important to try and impose ourselves and our own game on Leicester though.

“It’s always a tough place to go but we have done well there in the past so we will take plenty of confidence from that.”


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