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Slaven: There’s a lot more to come from us

Slaven Bilić insists Albion still have more to give despite seeing his side currently sit top of the Sky Bet Championship standings.

The Baggies have so far managed seven wins, six draws and one defeat from their opening 14 matches and head to Stoke City on Monday night looking to extend a four-match unbeaten sequence.

Slaven is upbeat about his side's first three months to the campaign but the Baggies Head Coach believes there is always room for improvement in the search for progress.

“It is a good start," he said.

"Okay, if we are going to be ambitious and positive then we would like to have a few more points. On the other hand, the table shows how difficult the league is, of course, it is always difficult.

“We wouldn’t moan if we are top of the table after Christmas, not to mention at the end of the season. But look, we are doing well, we are playing well, we are still improving, and we are still a team in a building process, but I am quite happy with the way we are playing.

“There’s a lot more to come - that doesn’t mean we will change the way we are playing. In the majority of the games we are playing the football that I like, which I am quite happy about. Of course no matter how you play there is always room for improvement and for progress.

“We are cutting those black holes and I am trying to explain those situations when for some minutes of the games, or half of the game, when we are not what we should be. It is about stretching that quality to be more consistent.

“Although we are progressing, the thing I would like us to do more, especially when we are at home, is to put a stamp from the start of the game no matter what the result is.

“I was hoping for this start, I was hoping to click straightaway with those basic elements, like the way we play. That is why we tried to get the players that are good in both ways of the game.

"Of course you don’t know if it is going to happen straightaway but I was hoping for this and we set our standards high and I was sooner or later expecting this."

You can watch Slaven's full interview with WBA TV above.

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