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‘It was our most complete performance’ - Bartley

28 September 2019

Kyle Bartley believes Albion delivered their most “complete performance” of the campaign to claim a resolute 2-0 win at Queens Park Rangers.

The intimidating defender put in a resilient display, alongside fellow centre-half Semi Ajayi, to help the Baggies earn their first clean sheet of the campaign in West London.

But Kyle insists his team-mates will not get carried away with their impressive start to the season.

"I think you can say it was our most complete performance,” he admitted. “We got the first clean sheet which means a lot to us. I think we controlled the game well and came out deserved winners.

“We came into the game knowing they were on a good run of form and it would be a good test for us. It proved to be that and we had to work for that win and thankfully we came out on top.

“We felt like the clean sheet had been coming. We like to play free-flowing attacking football so we know we are going to concede at times and we are going to take chances. With that front three that we have got on the bench and the pitch, we are always going to be able to score goals. But as a back four you are always looking for that clean sheet.

Bartley says all the lads were overjoyed for Nathan Ferguson when he netted his maiden professional goal - but admits he nearly missed it!

“I was trying to organise the lads at the back, and I only saw Nathan’s goal as it was going in the net and I think from everyone’s reaction everyone was as surprised as I was. He has been brilliant and I think he really deserved that goal.

“I definitely haven’t had a start to a season like this personally. Nothing is done yet. It’s a great start. We have talked about turning those draws into wins. I think that shows the confidence that we have in the team that we are not happy with draws and hopefully we can get some more wins like today.”


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