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Moore keeps sights on promotion after ‘setback’

2 February 2019

Darren Moore insists the “setback” suffered at the hands of Middlesbrough on Saturday will not derail Albion’s promotion push.

The Baggies fell to a narrow 3-2 defeat at The Hawthorns, just their third of the season on home soil, after two late strikes from second-half substitute Britt Assombalonga.

Moore admitted it was an incredibly frustrating afternoon, but he also refused to get too downbeat with plenty of Sky Bet Championship football still to be played this campaign.

“You never want to lose any game at home, but we have and we have to take it on the chin,” he said.

“They’ve stayed in the game and they’ve had to throw some players on and change their shape. It worked for them.

“Whenever you go ahead in the latter parts of the game, you have to see it out.

“We will look back and analyse the positives and the negatives. The result is raw now, but if you give yourself 24 hours and look back at it you see the story of the game.

“We have to learn from it and make sure it doesn’t happen again.

“I said to the players after the game that this result can’t derail us because there is lots of football still to be played.

“We can’t let it stop us and take us away from what we’re trying to do here in terms of a new form of identity.

“This is a little setback but it cannot, and will not, stop us from building on what we have done so far.”


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