Brandon Thomas-Asante | 'Really nice to be on scoresheet at Hawthorns again'

Brandon Thomas-Asante is interviewed after Albion's draw against Stoke

Brandon Thomas-Asante was delighted to be back on the scoresheet at The Hawthorns on Sunday afternoon.

The striker was on target against Stoke City in the Sky Bet Championship, bagging Albion’s equaliser in the 1-1 draw with the Potters.

It was the first time since the end of October Thomas-Asante has found the net on home soil, with his two previous strikes coming on the road at Coventry City and Sunderland.

The goal was Brandon’s seventh of the season in all competitions and although he was pleased to add to his tally, the 24-year-old also admitted it was frustrating not to win the encounter.

He said: “It felt really nice to be back on the scoresheet at The Hawthorns and it was a bit of a relief to be honest.

“It was a good little moment and I was really happy to score.

“It was great work from Darnell Furlong initially to keep the ball in play. It looked like it was going out but then I saw him bolting over. It was excellent and it’s a clear sign of the attitude we have in the squad now in regards to not giving up, so a lot of credit has to go to him.

“The ball went up into the air and I looked around but nobody was around, so there was a bit of space to swing back. I went for it and I think someone may have even jumped out of the way.

“It was nice to put a smile on a few faces, but it would’ve been even nicer to have won the game and come away with three points instead of one.

“There have been games this season where we have been more dominant and we know we have the ability to be dominant in games like the one against Stoke.

“With my second chance, the one late in the game, when you touch it you feel like it’s in. The goalkeeper probably has no right to save that shot or Pipa’s, even Jeremy Sarmiento had one in the first-half which was heading for the top corner, so their keeper was on top form which didn’t help.

“We want to be getting more chances than what we had against Stoke, but credit also has to go to them because they were very resolute.

“We were the more dominant team, but we have more work to do.”

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