Pardew reacts to cup exit

ALAN Pardew says he feels for Albion supporters following Saturday’s 2-1 defeat by Southampton in the FA Cup fifth round.

The Baggies fought hard to earn a replay but could not produce an equaliser after Salomon Rondon’s spectacular volley gave the Hawthorns masses hope. 

And the Club’s Head Coach thanked the fans for their unwavering support during what has been a difficult period.

“We started a bit nervously but there was a lot of good energy on the pitch and in the second half I thought we deserved something,” said Pardew.

“It’s a shame for our fans because I thought they were really good for us today.

“We really appreciate that and we’re going to need them over these next 11 games.

“Our goal was a great goal, a fantastic goal. We needed it really, it was a confidence booster for us all. 

“That gave us a bit of a grandstand finish, but unfortunately we couldn’t squeeze another goal in during that period."

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