We need the fans at their best - Moore

Darren Moore says Albion’s vocal band of travelling supporters could be the difference at Leeds United on Friday as his side look to extend their incredible run on the road.

The Baggies have won eight of their last nine outings from The Hawthorns - a set of results that makes them the Sky Bet Championship’s in-form away side.  

And Darren has called on Albion fans to put in their best performance of the season under the lights at Elland Road.   

“It’s difficult to put a long run of results together, especially away from home,” he admitted. “It shows the appetite of the players, the staff and everybody connect with away games. 

“The away support helps, having two or even three thousand supporters, sometimes more if the team gives us more tickets.

“It’s great to hear we’re going to have a good following again. For us to go up to Elland Road and come away with anything we’re all going to need to be at our best.”

Moore’s men will be backed by almost 2,300 Baggies fans in West Yorkshire - a gargantuan effort at the end of a busy working week for many to watch a game two-and-a-half hours from home. 

And Darren is pleased his players recognise the efforts of their travelling supporters and have returned the favour by funding free coach travel. 

“We spoke about the unity and I was happy with the players’ response to the away fans travelling on a Friday night at the end of a working week. 

“They might have had a tough week but they’ve still committed to supporting the club. We’re grateful for that and we hope for more of the same from them.

“This is when everybody plays their part. The players have played their part, the club has played their part, the fans have responded and are playing their part.  

“It’s all part of what I’ve tried to put together at the football club in what has been a tough Championship campaign. I applaud and thank the supporters.”

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