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Brunt taking confidence into Brighton clash

6 January 2018

CHRIS Brunt believes Albion will take the positives from their FA Cup third round win over Exeter into next weekend’s important match against Brighton.

The Baggies - skippered by Brunt in the absence of Jonny Evans - dispatched their SkyBet League Two opponents thanks to first half goals from Salomon Rondon and Jay Rodriguez to ease themselves into Monday night’s fourth round draw. 

“It was always going to be difficult conditions with the way their stadium is, the wind blowing and the pitch wasn't great,” said Brunt.

“But we adapted to it well in the first half, i thought we started really well and created a lot of chances to put them under pressure.

“We could have been well out of sight at half time but missed the penalty and it just takes that one mistake - obviously Ben Foster spilled that one and they hit the post just before half time.

“That reminded us that we were still in a game, and credit to the lads because we dug in during the second half even though we didn't play as well as we could have done.

“All in all it was a game we needed to win. Obviously we’re on a horrendous run in all competitions, so it was nice to break that duck and hopefully we can take a bit of confidence into the Brighton game next week.”


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