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‘We’ve had too many highs to focus on lows’

Darren Moore insists Albion have enjoyed “too many highs” this season to allow their heads to drop after Saturday’s loss to Middlesbrough.

The Baggies, who suffered only their second defeat in 15 games in all competitions, will be looking to bounce back to winning ways on Wednesday night when Brighton and Hove Albion head for The Hawthorns in the Emirates FA Cup.

A number of Academy graduates impressed against the Premier League outfit at the Amex Stadium less than two weeks ago, securing a goalless draw and a fourth-round replay.

And despite the setback against Boro, Moore believes his players will have no trouble in picking themselves up for the visit of the Seagulls, pointing towards the “togetherness and character” within the group.

He said: “You have to pick yourself back up because the football doesn’t wait.

“The fixture list doesn’t allow us to be in a sombre mood. We have to pick ourselves up and focus on our FA Cup against Brighton.

“There is never a blame culture here at this Club. We’re all in it together.

“The players’ togetherness, character, response and energy – all these things have come together and I feel as though they have played a big part in our performances this season.

“There is such a long way to go and we have had too many highs to focus on the lows this season.

“We’ve put that defeat to bed and we’re really looking forward to our FA Cup clash with Brighton.

“We’re expecting a tough test, whatever team they put out against us.

“We will have to be at our best to compete on Wednesday night because they have plenty of quality players in their group.”

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