‘It was a fitting tribute’ - Moore

DARREN Moore believes today’s 5-2 Regis Shield victory over Coventry City was a “fitting tribute” to a legend of English football.

Almost 8,000 supporters were treated to an entertaining encounter as the two clubs who will be forever associated with Cyrille’s legacy played out a seven-goal exhibition at The Hawthorns. 

And Albion’s head coach says he was pleased with his side’s display on a day dedicated to a man who knew all about scoring goals.

“It was a fantastic occasion and a fitting tribute by both clubs’ supporters and staff to a wonderful man and a legend in the professional game,” said Moore. “Most importantly he was a fabulous man. 

“I was really pleased with the game. There were lots of goals and from our perspective it was good to see some things work today - some shapes and patterns - and I was really pleased. 

“The boys acquitted themselves really well and it signed off the pre-season programme with a positive result.

“Managers and coaches will point out that results in pre-season aren’t important and they don’t look at them. It’s good to get the results and it’s good to get that winning feeling no matter what the game, whether it’s a friendly or whether it’s for three points. 

“We must now carry on preparing for what is going to be a tough season opener against Bolton here at The Hawthorns.”

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