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Erik Pieters headlines Monday's Albion News

Erik Pieters is the main focus in the latest edition of Albion News for Monday afternoon's clash with Queens Park Rangers at The Hawthorns. 

The Baggies head into their second game in four days looking to extend their impressive home form in B71 and bounce back from a disappointing result in South Yorkshire.

Dutch defender Pieters recalls several intriguing tales in our latest match day programme. Albion signed the former Utrecht academy graduate in September 2022, and the left-sided defender has proved to be an important figure under Carlos Corberán since his arrival at the club. 

In his feature-length interview, Erik reminisces on an important transition he made in his native Holland, which saw him go from his local team in Utrecht to featuring in the UEFA Champions League and Europa League with PSV Eindhoven a few seasons later. 

A successful Euro U21s campaign with the Netherlands helped get this move in motion, but English football was always an experience high on Pieters' agenda - as the defender recalls from his early years watching Dutch footballing stars on Match of the Day.

Erik Pieters in action against Norwich

Erik's influences are very much centred at home and his maiden season in the Black Country comes under the spotlight, as the 34-year-old discusses his switch to the heart of defence, Albion's home form and a few moments which have been "hard to take", but some which have been necessary in order to help the Baggies produce a strong finish to the campaign. 

Richard Beale's Premier League 2 side took an important step in their season at Derby County recently, as we look at what it means in their hunt for a top five finish after seeing off a young Rams team 5-1 in Loughborough. 

And Jenny Sugarman's Albion Women secured a thrilling win in Staffordshire - beating Stoke City 3-2 at the bet365 Stadium - which is also included in this edition, which could prove to be an important result in helping her team build important momentum as they seek a top-half finish in their division.

Albion Women boss Jenny Sugarman

There’s plenty for Albion supporters to get into, and programmes will be available at all the usual stalls in and around The Hawthorns on Monday afternoon. They can also be purchased from the Stadium Megastore, which is located outside the East Stand.

Alternatively, you can buy a copy online, or have each edition of the 2022/23 season delivered to your door for matchday by purchasing a subscription here.

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