Alex Palmer says Albion’s players gave “everything” to earn a point at Ipswich Town on Saturday.
The Baggies drew 2-2 in Suffolk - going ahead twice through super Tom Fellows and John Swift strikes, but being pegged back each time by Nathan Broadhead and Omari Hutchinson.
And, in a post-match chat with WBA TV, Palmer admitted that while Town’s late equaliser was disappointing, they have to take the positives from a hard-fought result.
Alex said: “Of course it feels bad with the way it’s gone. It’s one of those games where the lads have given everything.
“We defended for a lot of the game where we didn’t want to. We didn’t want to defend for that much of the game but they’re a top team and they’re where they are for a reason.
“The lads dug in so well, put their bodies on the line but it wasn’t quite enough for the win.
“But in the end the point is in the bag and it’s one of those which could be pivotal come the end of the season.”
The goalkeeper had to be at his best to make an important save deep into stoppage time and keep it 2-2.
He heaped praise on the defenders in front of him, though, for their efforts in ensuring Albion came away with the minimum their performance deserved.
Palmer added: “I don’t want to play it down too much but it’s what I’m there for.
“There was a great block from Okay a few minutes before that save and the lads all put their bodies on the line.
“I think that shows we have such a good group that are willing to do that. And for me to play my part when I can, that’s what it’s all about.
“I think the boss knows everyone left their hearts out on that pitch. It was a tough, tough game mentally and physically, but we’ve just got to get ourselves up and go again Tuesday.
“This is the start of a tough block of games but we’ve started with a point in the right direction, so we’ll go again next week.”