Romaine Sawyers admits Albion were not at their free-flowing best at Swansea City on Saturday - but says it could prove to be a valuable point for the Baggies.
Slaven Bilić’s men battled to a 0-0 draw at the Liberty Stadium to retain their six-point advantage over third-placed Fulham.
But Romaine maintained a point was another step forward to the goal his team are chasing.
He said: “In the first half we dominated the game and showed them what we’re really about, but we have to take the lead. In the second half we gave them the chance and the confidence, especially with them being the home team and they raised their game and I don’t think we got to the standards we set in the first half, but we’ll take a point.
“It feels like a missed opportunity. The standards we have set all season and in recent times, we have been better than that. It was like we could get to the final third, but we weren’t quite clicking in the final third. That’s not normally us - normally we created lots of chances and we take some, but it wasn’t to be today.
"I think we’d have to worry if we weren’t getting the opportunities but because we’re getting up there, we know maybe next week or the week after if we start clicking it could be three on another day.
“From the outside looking in it may look good we haven’t lost ground on the chasing pack, but I think we have got to just take the next game as it is. We have got nine finals, literally finals. We have to go into every game thinking about each 90 minutes, not how many games we have left.
"It is all in our hands right now, and we have always been like that throughout the whole season and that has got us in this position and we have got to continue it for the last nine now.
“I was buzzing to be back out there. It felt like being a schoolboy going back to school for the first day. It is so hard to watch games, and be in training with the boys - they have been pushing me which I’m thankful for. The support I have had has been great.”