Alex Palmer | 'We need to keep building'

Alex Palmer is interviewed after beating Sheffield Wednesday

Alex Palmer has urged Albion to "keep building" after helping them record their second consecutive Sky Bet Championship victory against Sheffield Wednesday.

The Baggies, who won 4-0 at Preston North End on Saturday, beat the Owls 1-0 at The Hawthorns on Tuesday night thanks to John Swift’s solitary strike in the first 45.

Palmer made a couple of really impressive saves before the break, keeping out Tyreeq Bakinson and then Ashley Fletcher.

They were saves which led to a fourth clean sheet in five for the Albion stopper, but Alex was keen to praise the efforts of the whole team, rather take the accolades himself.


He said: “The three points definitely feel better than the clean sheet.

“I think it’s just good to keep building at this stage of the season. We need to try and keep climbing the table in every game that we play.

“Three points in any game at this stage of the season - you’re right back in the mix.

“Sheffield Wednesday are a tough team to play against. Obviously they’re struggling at the moment, but we knew they’d make it difficult for us.

“They’re quite direct, but I think we played some good football. We struggled to get that second goal which would’ve made things a lot more comfortable, but Swifty got his goal and we’re taking home the three points.

“I think the clean sheets were always coming. Last season we got into a great rhythm of playing some great football and staying solid at the back, especially at home.

“If we can get back to that and being resolute, we’ll be a threat.

“We’ve got some great players and I’ve got good defenders who put their bodies on the line in front of me. Clean sheets are definitely a team effort and we’ve given ourselves a good base to build from.”

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