Cedric Kipre | 'I'd like to think I'm improving with each game'

Cedric Kipre in the home shirt pointing to his right

Cedric Kipre believes he’s showing an improvement in his Albion displays with each game he plays in the club’s colours.

The giant defender has featured in 10 of the Baggies 11 Sky Bet Championship matches so far this term, scoring one goal in the 4-2 home victory over Middlesbrough.

Supporters have been quick to praise the 26-year-old Ivorian for his performances, with stats such as 19 successful tackles made, 23 aerial duels won and a passing accuracy rate of just under 90 per cent proving to be clear signs of impressive showings.

And Cedric says he’s determined to repay the faith Carlos Corberán and his coaching staff have placed in him, having encountered a more challenging start to life at The Hawthorns than he would’ve hoped for after signing in 2020.

Kipre said: “I think I have started the season quite well. Obviously there have been a few mistakes which I have made, but I am learning from it and I want to keep improving.

“I am trying to learn new things every day and it’s good to see the staff have faith in me.

“It feels good to know the staff trust me and when I go out onto the pitch I am feeling very confident.

“Having a consistent run in the team helps me and I think it helps everyone if I am honest. It’s the best way to be.

“I am becoming more and more confident with each game I play. There are some players here who I have played with, and some who I haven’t.

“The more I play and train with them all, the better I feel on the pitch. I'm really enjoying football right now.

“I would like to think I am improving with every game I play.

“The way my time here started wasn’t the best. I went out on loan a few times, including last season, and I had things to prove.

“I did quite well last season at Cardiff and I think that’s why I have been starting matches this season for Albion.

“My goal is to play in every game and prove that I’m good enough to play in this Albion team.”

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