Darren Moore says he’s “delighted” with Albion’s 2-2 draw against Nottingham Forest but admits his side “weren’t quite at it”.
The Baggies needed a late Jay Rodriguez penalty to earn a point at The Hawthorns after the visitors twice led through Ryan Yates.
And the gaffer believes Albion did not play at their fluid best.
“I’m absolutely delighted with that because I think tonight we weren’t quite at it,” said Moore.
“We weren’t our fluid selves and it was difficult.
“Obviously they got their 2-1 lead and defended very, very deep and got ten men behind the ball - so I’ve got to be pleased with the resilience that we showed coming back to earn a point so late in the game.
“The display was a little bit lethargic, not from one or two but from the whole team.
“Whether it’s the volume of games or the quick turnaround, I don’t know the reason tonight but everyone was just a little bit off colour.
“But credit to the boys, they kept going and that’s the beauty of them. They’re an honest group of boys and they kept going. Credit to them that they’ve salvaged a point out of the game.”
Moore has now set his sights firmly on Saturday’s derby date at Villa Park.
“We quickly move on, regroup, and dust ourselves down because we’ve got a big game on Saturday,” he added.
“It’s big for both clubs. We’ll have two local teams competing, fighting hard. It will be another exciting game at Villa Park on Saturday.
“We’ll get ready and focus on that game now.”