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Kyle keen to bag fifth straight home win

25 April 2019

Kyle Bartley is targeting a fifth successive home victory in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday.

The Baggies, who have recorded wins over Swansea City, Birmingham City, Preston North End and Hull City in recent weeks, could make it five wins from five at The Hawthorns against relegation-threatened Rotherham United.

Kyle has featured in all four of Albion’s latest matches on home soil and is keen to see his side build even more momentum ahead of the Play-Offs in May.

But Bartley believes the Baggies will have to deliver another impressive display to overcome the Millers – a side sitting 22nd in the table and in desperate need of three points.

He said: “We have been on a great run of form at The Hawthorns, winning our last four games.

“We’ve played against some good teams and we have managed to pick up maximum points which is really pleasing.

“We obviously want to extend that run to five on Saturday against Rotherham. 

“It’s the last home game of the season before we go into the Play-Offs and we are determined to record another three points ahead of those games.

“We’re playing with plenty of confidence at home and we’ve managed to score plenty of goals too which is great to do in front of your own fans.

“It’s important to keep adding to the momentum which we have picked up over the last few weeks or so.

“We know that it won’t be easy as Rotherham are fighting to stay in the division.

“It’s a game where they have to come here and try to get a result.

“With that in mind, we’ll be expecting a very tough test and a quick start from them so we will have to be fully aware of the dangers.”

The defender donned the captain’s armband on Easter Monday at Reading – an experience Bartley was honoured to enjoy.

“It was a privilege to be captain of the team on Monday at Reading.

“I really enjoyed wearing the armband and it was also really nice to keep a clean sheet.

“We haven’t kept too many clean sheets this season. Every clean sheet you get boosts your confidence. It shows the whole team are doing their job.”


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