Carlos Corberán: Our fans' level of support has no limit

Carlos Corberán applauds Albion supporters

Carlos Corberán believes Wednesday night’s 4,500-strong backing at the CBS Arena proves there’s “no limit” to the level of support Albion fans are willing to go to for their club.

The Baggies will be buoyed by a bumper away following against Coventry City as they go in search of a sixth straight Sky Bet Championship victory.

Corberán’s men, who have recorded triumphs over Blackpool, QPR, Stoke City, Sunderland and Rotherham United, know a win over the Sky Blues moves them up to within two points of the play-off positions heading into a flurry of festive fixtures.

And the boss says having such a passionate and devoted following only spurs his squad on to try and produce their very best, insisting the travelling fans’ support makes the players proud to represent those in the stands. 

Carlos said: “It’s unbelievable to know about the level of support we will receive at Coventry City on Wednesday night.

“Under these circumstances, such as being close to Christmas and it being a financially demanding time for people, as well as the fact it’s a Wednesday night, knowing that there will be over 4,000 people coming to support us makes us feel very proud to represent them.

“Our fans are showing that their level of support has no limits. 

“What we want to do is take to the pitch and show our best and make them proud. Everything we do is for our fans. We always want to win for our fans. 

“Wednesday at Coventry is no different. We want to win for them.”

Corberán has made second-half changes which have had telling impacts in both of Albion’s last two matches.

The boss brought on Tom Rogic and Daryl Dike up at Sunderland, with both players finding the net as the Baggies turned the game around to take home three points, while on Saturday against Rotherham, substitutes Grady Diangana and Brandon Thomas-Asante scored after being introduced to the action from the bench.

And Carlos insists having plenty of potential options to pick from is never a problem from a team selection point of view.

“It’s never a problem for a manager having players fighting to get into the team.

“It gives you more possibilities because the better players you have and the more of them you have, the more solutions you are going to have on the bench.

“All of the players that are on our bench could be perfectly competing in our starting XI. It means that our squad is large and full of possibilities.

“It gives us more of an opportunity to influence games from the start and from the bench.

“I’m really pleased because all of the players are showing a high level of commitment every single day.

“They are working hard and they know how hard this competition is. They know how much effort is required to win the games and they know how important recovery is when they’ve played a lot of games.

“Everything moves very fast in this league so it’s important to find the right balance between recovery and preparation between games.

“I have been watching a group of players with a high level of maturity and experience in terms of knowing what to do in these types of situations where the games come round quickly.

“We know Coventry will be a tough game for us and we have to make sure we cover all of the basics as a minimum.

“I hope we can continue our momentum and get another win because we want to keep rising up the division.”

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