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Ajayi 'very pleased' with day’s work

1 February 2020

Semi Ajayi admits there’s nothing quite like a home win to help boost confidence in the dressing room as Albion continue their pursuit for automatic promotion.

The Baggies ended a seven-game winless streak by overcoming Luton Town 2-0 at The Hawthorns, also claiming their first home clean sheet of the campaign.

And Semi says it’s a win that will bring belief to the Albion camp going into the final 16 Sky Bet Championship fixtures.

“Before the game all we were looking for was to get back to winning ways,” he said. “So to come away with a clean sheet and a goal, everyone in that dressing room is very pleased with their day’s work.

“With the run we’ve been on it was important to get that first win so to have that now will hopefully give the lads some confidence to take into the rest of our fixtures now.

“Our performances haven’t been that bad but we haven’t got the results to go with that, so hopefully now we have the result we can get our confidence and put a run together. We have to take each game as it comes, approach each game individually, and see what happens from there.”

The Nigeria international defender netted his fifth goal of the campaign at The Hawthorns and is now just three shy of his total for Rotherham last season.

And Semi hopes he can keep bagging goals that help bring Baggies victories.

He added: “It would be nice to beat last season’s tally because that’s the most I’ve ever got. I’m on target at the moment, so hopefully I can keep scoring goals that help the team pick up three points every week. That would be nice.

“Before a game my main focus is a clean sheet but when I get chance to go forward of course I’m thinking about it. Most of the time throughout the 90 minutes my sole focus is on defending.”

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