Jake Livermore believes Albion can take advantage of their strong Sky Bet Championship Play-Off position to gain a psychological edge in the battle for promotion.
The Baggies begin the Easter programme and final four games of the scheduled season seven points clear of seventh-placed Middlesbrough.
No-one is taking anything for granted at the Palm Training Ground, says Livermore, but inevitably he and his team-mates are beginning to focus on the four-team finale for the final promotion spot.
“All the work at the training ground is geared to the goal of going up,” he insists.
“Mentally, it can be a massive advantage that the initial disappointment of not going up the automatic route is now gone and now we are fully focused on going up through the Play-Offs.
“I’m sure the fans won’t care which way we do it as long as we get up - but to do it at Wembley would be fantastic.”
Jake knows what he is talking about having tasted promotion to the Premier League in the 2016 Play-Off final with the team he faces next as an Albion player, Hull City.
He still has a lot of affection for Friday’s opponents but admits: “For me, this game is all about us and what we do.
“I had some great years there and have friends still at the club who I keep in touch with. But now it’s about us and what we need to do.
“Hopefully, we have secured a place relatively early and can get our heads fully around it and know what we’ve got to do.”