Bruce: 'It was a comfortable win'

Bruce post-Hull

Steve Bruce described Albion’s 2-0 Sky Bet Championship win at Hull City as a “comfortable” one.

Karlan Grant bagged a brace against the toothless Tigers, converting an Alex Mowatt cross in the first half before adding a second from the spot early in the second 45.

And the boss says he hopes Saturday’s success proves to be a catalyst for the Baggies to go on and collect more victories in the coming weeks.

Karlan Grant’s double helped Albion to a 2-0 win at Hull City on Saturday afternoon

Bruce said: “I wanted my first win a bit earlier than it’s happened.

“However, today I thought we were very comfortable.

“The first half hour was the best I’ve seen from us since I’ve been here. It was a difficult pitch and the conditions were difficult too.

“I thought we settled into the game really well.

“We got the goal in the first half and then we got the penalty really early in the second half.

“We were comfortable in the end and on another day we could have come away with more goals if we had used the space when they came at us towards the end.

“It’s been a difficult period for everybody. The only way you can start rebuilding anything is to get a few results and we’ve got our first today.

“They’ve shown a certain resilience today which helps.

“Jake Livermore made a difference to us. He gave us resilience and composure in the middle of the pitch. I was delighted with his performance.

“I’m also delighted for the supporters who have come a long, long way. They’ve made a huge effort once again.

“We’ve given them something to shout about by winning 2-0 away from home and keeping a clean sheet.

“I’ve got to give them a team which they enjoy watching. Maybe I tried to do things too quickly when I first came here, so I’ve looked at myself and tried to change.

“I’ve been overwhelmed with the reception I’ve had by everyone here at the club. It’s a great club and lovely club to work for.

“Hopefully this is the start of brighter things to come.”

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