BEN Foster insists the unrelenting support of Albion fans never ceases to amaze him.
In an open and honest interview the Baggies stopper assesses the season to this point and looks ahead to the remainder of the campaign - beginning with Saturday's all-important clash with Brighton at The Hawthorns.
The Baggies kickstarted 2018 with an FA Cup third-round victory at Exeter City last weekend and Foster hopes they can now, with the assistant of a roaring home support, follow that up with three valuable Premier League points.
"The fans have been absolutely first-class, at the last couple of away games, especially," said Albion's No.1.
"Away at Stoke and at West Ham we've lost the games but I think everyone can see that we're giving it everything we've got at the moment, and even though we've lost 3-1 and 2-1 we're still getting clapped off this pitch - that's amazing.
"Especially at West Ham, the players were so tired at the end of the game, and the fans could sense that'd we'd given it everything and we'd just come up short at the end.
"It was nice to see them clapping us off at the end.
"Three points on Saturday would get everyone a little bit more optimistic.
"When you're at the bottom of the league it can get a little negative and pessimistic but a big win on Saturday - it would be a huge win - it just keeps us in contact with the teams above us and it gets the belief back that we can do this.
"I think everybody in the changing rooms believes we can do it and it starts Saturday.
"Don't get me wrong it's a big game, and if we can get three points, it would be a huge three points."