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Harmon hoping to learn lots from Appy

George Harmon says he is enjoying life in the Under-23s under Michael Appleton’s high standards and intends to capitalise on the opportunity to play under such an experienced manager.

The young Baggies were beaten on their first outing of the season against Manchester United, but the defender is hopeful his teammates will be able to bounce back with a good showing at Fulham on Monday (ko 7pm).

And Harmon is also keen to learn from the new Baggies PL2 boss, who took over at the start of August.

“He’s been good with me,” said George.

“He has been helping me with my defensive work, getting me into different positions, helping me tactically where I should be on the pitch, so it’s really good for me personally and I’m sure it’s the same for everyone else.”

“It’s been good. He is setting high standards for everyone and he is very driven to make us all better and hopefully as a team we can move forward together and get some results throughout the season.

“Hopefully we can see a good performance against Fulham off the back of the Man United game.

“We do have some good players and as a team collectively we are better than what we showed against Man United and hopefully that will show on Monday.

“It wasn’t the start we wanted to make but we have got to reflect on the game and hopefully move on. I think there were a lot of things we needed to work on coming into this season and I think it was just a disappointing result and not the one that everyone wanted.

“There’s been different changes but we have all stuck together and we have got a good togetherness and we want to make sure that shows in our performances on the pitch as well."

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