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Darren’s message for Hawthorns finale

4 May 2018

DARREN Moore has a special message for fans in tomorrow’s "Albion News" match day programme as the season’s final home game arrives.

Moore, whose efforts as stand-in gaffer have earned him a nomination for Premier League Manager of the Month, has lifted spirits around The Hawthorns with the way the Baggies have finally found form.

And in his exclusive programme column for the Spurs clash he writes: "It’s been a very special few weeks for all of us and I hope that it’s been an important and powerful reminder of just how strong we are when we are all united as one force. 

"We are not a football club that has the massive resources of the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool or Newcastle but the last few weeks has just proved that we stand together, when we back each other, believe in each other, help each other, we can be a match for anyone.

"The way that people have got behind the team, the way that players have responded to the work we have been doing over the last month has been very pleasing. But we have a lot more to do in these next two games to finish the season strongly."

‘Mooro’ was also eager for the Baggies faithful to add perspective at the tail end of such a demanding campaign.

He adds: "We can’t pretend that this hasn’t been a really hard season. On the field, too often, we haven’t got the results we wanted. But off the field it’s been just as tough. 

"We’ve lost Cyrille Regis, we’ve lost Richard Eades, other former players have passed away too and we miss them all. But in those moments of loss, this football club came together and showed the world what we are really about.

"The magnificent tribute to Cyrille will stay in the hearts of everyone who was here or who witnessed it on TV. It was a privilege to be here and see how he was remembered by the club that meant most to him. 

"The support that people have shown for Richard Eades since Christmas, including that brilliant charity match last Sunday, has shown how this football club comes together for one of its own.

"That’s what West Bromwich Albion is all about, it’s our DNA. That togetherness and unity is the soul of our football club and it’s why it has such a special place in our hearts. It belongs to our community, it belongs to us. We are Albion!”

You can read all of Darren’s message - and a whole lot more - in the famous "Albion News" on sale all around the ground before kick-off.


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