Alex Palmer | We've got a lot of heart in this team

Alex Palmer is interviewed after Albion's draw with QPR

Alex Palmer says plenty of "heart" and "fight" helped the Baggies earn a point from Wednesday night’s clash with Queens Park Rangers.

The shot-stopper was kept busy throughout the evening. In particularly, during the second half - where Albion’s keeper pulled off a brilliant penalty save to deny Michael Frey from the spot, but was unable to prevent the hosts levelling late on in the capital.

Still, Palmer believes the point could prove “pivotal” and insists his team-mates must regroup quickly ahead of Sunday’s trip to Huddersfield.

He said: “We’re happy with a point.

“We didn’t come here for a point, but the gaffer showed us their record at home. It’s very good and speaks for itself.

“They’ve got a lot of physical players, they’re good with how they play, it was a good atmosphere and especially during the second half we couldn’t quite get to grips with the game.

“It was a backs against the wall, bodies on the line job to get that point which could prove pivotal.

“We’ve got a lot of heart in this team.

“The lads put everything on the line and that’s what you love as a goalkeeper. Mowie (Alex Mowatt) puts himself about, Swifty comes on and makes some tackles and it’s what we need, especially at this time in the season.

“It shows a lot of character from the lads and, unfortunately, they just managed to get that chance in the second half and fair play to them because they made it really difficult for us in the second half.

“There’s ups and downs as a goalkeeper, bumps and bruises and it’s all part and parcel of the job.

A photo of Alex Palmer receiving treatment during Albion's away game against QPR

“There’s highs and lows. I’ll look back on the first goal and see what I could’ve done better but in the second half, it was about helping the team out and that’s why we’re goalkeepers - for moments like the penalty.

“Unfortunately, we couldn’t see it through till the end and get the three points because that would’ve been a really good feeling.

“But we’ll take the point and go again Sunday.”

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