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Gayle glee at pre-planned routine

Dwight Gayle was “buzzing” to benefit from the pre-planned training ground routine which gave Albion the only goal of the game against Stoke.

The striker, who was on target for the 16th time in the Sky Bet Championship this season, headed home Ahmed Hegazi’s volleyed cross after the defender met debutant Stefan Johansen’s dinked set-piece delivery.

Gayle admitted the squad had practised the free-kick during training in the build-up to the clash with the Potters and was understandably delighted to see their hard work pay dividends at the bet365 Stadium.

He said: “I’m buzzing to help the team in any way I can.

“It was almost the perfect free-kick.

“We worked on it in training during the week and it worked perfectly.

“The touch from Ahmed is sensational especially from a centre-half.

“He showed some great technique on what is his weaker foot and I’m grateful for it.

“Jay has kept pinning me back in recent weeks. He will probably end up scoring two or three on Tuesday.

“We’re both buzzing to get the win today and the competition keeps spurring us on to keep scoring.”

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