Conor Townsend | 'It's a massive win for us'

Conor Townsend is interviewed by WBA TV after Albion's win over Wigan

Conor Townsend admits Albion’s 1-0 victory over Wigan on Tuesday could prove to be “massive” in the context of the club’s Sky Bet Championship season. 

The Baggies claimed their ninth win in 10 home games to extend their impressive unbeaten run at The Hawthorns, closing the gap to the Play-Offs to four points ahead of Saturday’s clash with Huddersfield Town. 

The 30-year-old left-back insists there is no such thing as “easy game” in England’s second tier and at the business end of the campaign it is essential to grind out results. 

Townsend said: “In the first half I thought we were really good. Obviously the goal was a touch fortunate, but Daryl (Dike) has still got to be there to score it for us.

“We controlled the game in the first half. We had a lot of possession. They didn’t have a lot of chances that I can remember.

“It’s always a challenge to keep it up for 90 minutes. When they were chasing the game, we ended up sitting a little bit deeper.

“They then had a couple of chances, Josh pulled another good save off, but that’s the Championship. There’s never an easy game. The massive thing from tonight is that we got the three points.

“I could have had a goal, Swifty’s hit the crossbar, Jed’s hit the post. We know we’ve not been taking chances recently – and that’s not just the strikers, that’s the whole team. It’s something we have to change if we really want to get in the Play-Offs.

“We knew how big of a game it was. We see the table. It was obviously a massive opportunity for us.

“We’ve been on this good home run, and we’ve got two home games in-a-row. It’s a massive opportunity for us to kick on and get back to what we have been.

“We’ve had a few results that haven’t gone our way in the last month or so, but at home we feel really confident and like we can beat anyone.

“It was a big opportunity tonight, which we took, and we just need to roll it on to Saturday with another massive game.”

  • Townsend