Darren Moore has publicly thanked his right-hand men for their invaluable support in the interim coaching team which has put the spring back into Albion’s step.
The Baggies clash at Newcastle is the fourth match of the “caretaker” role Darren has headed with the aid of Neil Cutler and Jimmy Shan.
'Cuts' has stepped up from goalkeeping coach, while Jimmy has switched from looking after the Under-23s, to take their place alongside Darren in the first team dug-out.
They have both been heavily involved in assisting Darren with the preparation, planning and game-management of first-team fixtures during a period which has reaped five points and an unbeaten record from the clashes against Swansea, Manchester United and Liverpool.
The trip to Newcastle’s sold-out stronghold represents another major challenge for the trio and ‘Mooro’ admits he couldn’t have tackled the six-game run-in without their support.
“They’ve been excellent - fantastic,” said Darren. “Cuts and Jimmy have been fantastic, both of them. They’ve been working tirelessly to prepare the team.
"I’m grateful to them both, they know that. We continue to work as a team. But both of them have been really good, I know them really well. They’re nice men who are excellent at their jobs.
"They’ve stepped up into new roles and that’s what the club have asked us to do and we’ve been happy to do so. We’re working hard for the goodness of this club.”
He said he believed both had long-term futures at the Club.
“Both of the guys still have contracts with the club,” he added.
“They’ve stepped into a position that the club has asked them to do and they’re doing it really really well. Long may that continue. They’ve been working really hard. They’re two excellent guys to be working alongside and I’m very grateful to them both.”