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'Stay positive, stay with it' - Jake's view

9 November 2018

JAKE Livermore saw a reaction from his team-mates after defeat at Hull City and is sure it will carry forward into Saturday's meeting with Leeds United.

Albion are without a win in four Sky Bet Championship games, yet still find themselves just five points behind Marcelo Bielsa's side - the early league pace-setters.

There's no cause for panic, says Jake.

He said: "[The message has been] stay positive and stay with it.

"Crucial moments in crucial games have changed things recently and it's been difficult.

"We want to win every game we go out to play.

"There was a reaction [after the game at Hull] - nobody likes to be beaten.

"It's the most honest dressing room I've been in and the results are not for lack of effort.

"But we're not looking backwards anymore.

"We're looking forward to Saturday's game."

Albion, he says, remain determined to end their form blip and give the camp a lift ahead of another two-week break for international football.

"We want to do it for each other, for Darren, the fans, for people all over," says Jake.

'We owe it to ourselves and the great fan base we've got."

Standing in the way of an Albion response? Leeds United.

But Jake sees the positives of welcoming an "expansive", footballing side.

"All the games are tough - I know it sounds cliched but they are in their own ways.

"Leeds will come here to play football which might help us in the way we play.

"It can be more difficult against teams that perhaps play a more direct way and sit in

"Leeds will come to play expansive game. It will a football match rather than a disruptive one.

"Their fans are well known [for being loud]. - likewise ours."


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