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Dowling praises ‘magnificent’ Albion support

Luke Dowling has been paying tribute to Albion’s travelling fans as another 3,000-strong army prepare to head to Bristol City on Saturday.

After selling the original allocation of 2,300 tickets for Saturday’s match at Ashton Gate, the Club were given a further 700 tickets which were also snapped up in a heartbeat.

And the Club’s Sporting and Technical Director Dowling said the support that has followed Albion has been a ‘big part of the equation’ which has led to success on the pitch so far this season.

Speaking in the latest edition of Albion News for the Nottingham Forest clash, Luke said: “With every passing away game I am reminded more and more why it is such a privilege to be working for this Club.

“I’ve had the calculator out and looked at the miles we have covered since the turn of the year. To Charlton, twice, West Ham, a bitterly cold night in Cardiff, Millwall - which drew official travel warnings from the Met Office - and then Reading.

“That is 1,592 miles covering six games for which we took on an average of 2,200 fans per game.

“Their support has been absolutely magnificent and - it is most important I stress this - truly appreciated by the players and management staff. They know the effort that goes into it and they hear the songs and the passion.

“I think the fans can sense the finishing line too and we are in no doubt in for some memorable atmospheres here at The Hawthorns before the season is out.”

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