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Disappointment at draw speaks volumes - Foster

BEN Foster says the disappointment that followed Saturday’s draw at Everton speaks volumes as to Albion’s progress in recent weeks.

Jay Rodriguez’s early goal saw Alan Pardew’s men lead for over an hour at Goodison Park, before Oumar Niasse denied the Baggies all three points late on. 

 And Albion’s No.1 insists his team-mates have grown in confidence in recent weeks.

“We’re really disappointed. It says a lot when you go to Goodison Park and come away really disappointed with a point,” said Foster.

“That’s the way it played out, fair play to them, after we scored they put us under a bit of pressure, they took their goal well, and towards the end of the game we were the only team that looked likely to win the game.

“Without doubt we are making progress and we’re definitely starting to look upwards.

“The doom and gloom that was surrounding us three or four weeks ago has really lifted.

“The fact we’re coming away from Goodison gutted we haven’t won says it all.

“We’re happy with the performance, just not so happy with the result.”

And Foster has revealed the impact Cyrille Regis’ death has had on the dressing room.

“Cyrille’s death has affected everyone within the club,” he added.

“He used to pop into the training ground quite a bit to watch the young players and see how they progress. 

“It was shocking news that came completely out of the blue and all of our sympathy is with his family and those who knew him.

“He was a lovely genuine guy and he’ll be sorely missed."

Foster also sent the Club’s best wishes to Everton midfielder James McCarthy after he was stretchered off with a double leg fracture following a collision with Salomon Rondon.

“It’s sad to see, in the second half, James McCarthy stretchered off. We wish him all the best because it’s never nice to see a player get an injury like that.

“You could see it really affected Salo, he’s as genuine a player as you will find. He had his eyes on the ball and unfortunately things like that happen in football. 

“Everyone in our changing room is gutted for the lad and we wish him a speedy recovery.”

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