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Dwight demands focus ahead of ‘important’ Bolton clash

20 January 2019

Dwight Gayle has called for his Albion teammates to focus on nothing but the task in front of them ahead of an ‘important’ Sky Bet Championship game at Bolton Wanderers on Monday night.

Following the weekend's results Darren Moore’s side know that a win at the University of Bolton Stadium would see them leapfrog Sheffield United into third place and within three points of the top two. 

And despite admitting he keeps an eye on how the Baggies’ promotion rivals are getting on, Dwight knows positive developments elsewhere will be in vain if his team don't capitalise on the opportunity.

“Obviously you look at the other results and the standings in the league but the most important thing is that we get back to doing what we need to do, and that’s to win games,” he said.

“It’s certainly going to come down to what we do at the end of the day. 

“There’s no point in getting too focussed on other team’s results otherwise we’ll forget to get the result ourselves and then we’ll find ourselves struggling.

“We know Bolton are a defensive-based team and we know that we’re going to have to break them down.

“Any game in the Championship is going to be difficult. We know we’ll have to bring our A-game and be up for it.

“It’s very important for us to get three points, but they obviously need the three points themselves so it’s going to be a tough one. We’re looking forward to it.”

The 14-goal striker also spoke about the positive impact that Albion’s warm-weather training camp in Dubai has had on the squad, but says the players can’t wait to get back out on pitch after a nine-day break.

“It was good for the team to get away and have a different training atmosphere,” added Gayle.

“The boys were all together, we bonded really well and had a nice time. Hopefully we can get back on the pitch now and get focused on what we need to do against Bolton.”


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