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'Gutted' Rodriguez thanks fans

18 March 2018

JAY Rodriguez was left frustrated following Albion’s 2-1 defeat to AFC Bournemouth.

The forward’s second half strike put the Baggies in front before goals from Jordon Ibe and Junior Stanislas handed the south-coast side all three points. 

“We’re absolutely gutted about getting beaten,” said Rodriguez.

“We know Bournemouth are a good side, a good passing side, and they’ve got individual talent but I thought we kept them quiet.

“We set out a game plan, we stuck to it and yet we’re stood here without any points.

“It’s not a lack of effort from the lads, they’ve worked hard every day since I’ve been here.

“That’s the thing that keeps us going, and keeps me going. I look at my teammates and every single one of them is grafting.

“We worked on the move for our goal in training so for it to come off was really nice. It was a good team goal.

“We’ve got to pick out the positives of everything we can, whether that’s something small or something big.

“The main thing is the three points though and we’ve not been good enough so far, but it’s not mathematically impossible so we’ve still got to believe we can get out of this.

Jay, who netted for the fifth time since the turn of the year at the Vitality Stadium, also had a message for the Albion supporters who made the trip down despite the adverse weather conditions.

“We appreciate the fans travelling down. Wherever we are they’ve shown their full support,” he added.

“As players we really appreciate that and we thank them, we’re gutted as equally as the fans. We’ll hopefully try and put it right in the next game.”


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