DARREN Moore has harnessed the pain of last season’s disappointment and is using it to drive him forward in his quest to get Albion back on track.
Speaking after collecting the Sky Bet Manager of the Month award for September, Moore admits his side are not yet the finished article, despite being unbeaten in six Championship outings.
The Baggies boss insists huge strides have been made so far this term - but says he will not rest until order is restored at The Hawthorns.
“Last year I was really hurting in terms of where we were as a football club,” admits Moore.
“I just thought this isn’t West Brom, we can show more than what we are showing.
“I’m glad that we did show that in the end - it was a joint effort.
“This year the expectations are different but those expectations are shared by everybody at the football club. I really do feel that we share that together.
“I don’t get too high with the highs or too low with the lows because I know that everything I’m doing is in the best interests of the football club. We’ll continue to do that.
“The pain of relegation is driving me on because there’s work to be done here. I will continue to see it right.
“It’s not right at the moment but we are a team in transition. We are heading in the right direction. We have made huge strides but there’s bigger strides to be made.
“I like to think we will make those strides together. If we have that strength in unity then we can tackle that together.”