Brandon Thomas-Asante | Open training day was brilliant

Brandon Thomas-Asante in training at The Hawthorns

Brandon Thomas-Asante was delighted to see so many supporters turn up at The Hawthorns for the club’s open training session on Tuesday. 

A large number of Baggies fans were in attendance to watch Carlos Corberán and his coaching staff put the players through their paces ahead of two crucial fixtures over the Easter weekend, with Albion set to face Rotherham United on Friday and QPR on Monday. 

Several activities were also laid on for supporters to enjoy, including plenty of music, face painting, console gaming, exciting competitions and a range of inflatable sports. 

The players and the fans also joined together at the end of the session to capture a huge selfie, an image which you can see below.

And the striker, who has quickly become a favourite in B71, believes the event has helped create even more “unity and togetherness”. 

Brandon said: “It was an unreal day to be fair. We couldn’t have picked a better day with the weather.

“The atmosphere was unreal too. We absolutely loved it. It was a really fun session and we got to see a load of our fans too, who we love. 

“It’s really impressive from our supporters and it’s such a boost too. We’re at the point in the season where seeing things like this and knowing that the fans are still behind us, that’s exactly what we need.

“We need that 12th man and we know that we have it. It’s a lot more important than what people realise.

“Days like today create a unity and a togetherness, definitely. 

“Having the supporters around always gives you a boost and we need that for the rest of the season. 

“There are times in games when you need an extra push and our supporters give us that, which gives us as a team a greater chance of winning games.

“We’ve got two big games coming up over Easter against Rotherham United and QPR.

“We go into every game wanting to win it, but now more than ever, we know what’s at stake. 

“We know what’s expected and that’s there for the taking. We want every point possible. We’re preparing for that and we’re ready for that. We want it more than anything.” 

Supporters who attended Tuesday's open training session are invited to offer feedback on the event.

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