Jed Wallace hoping Albion can show 'ruthless' edge under Carlos Corberán

Jed Wallace in Albion training.

Jed Wallace hopes Albion can start to show a more 'ruthless' edge when the Carlos Corberán era begins this weekend.

The new Head Coach has had three days to work alongside his squad so far, with this first fixture a tough clash against Sheffield United in the Sky Bet Championship at The Hawthorns on Saturday (ko 12:30pm).

And Wallace, who has netted three goals since arriving during the summer, is hoping to see encouraging early signs as well as an improved performance when the Baggies players try and earn a dream start for Corberán.

He said: "I think a lot of times this season we’ve not been far away, but it’s in both boxes that’s the difference in football and sometimes attacking players, myself included, need to be more ruthless and we need to defend our box better.

"I think it’s going to be a long-term project with the new gaffer, but there’s no denying that we are where we are in the table for a reason.

"We have to win games of football, that’s clear, no matter who the manager is."

Carlos Corberán during training.

Wallace says the playing squad have embraced life under the new Head Coach, with intensity one of the main areas of focus in training since Corberán has taken over.

"Training’s been intense, it’s been tough work but enjoyable," he said.

"He made it very clear, he wants us to train at the intensity we play at and that’s certainly something that’s increased, the training load, but that’s something we should relish as a group.

"We should be desperate to do well. If we have to come in every day and train for three hours for the next nine months to be successful then that’s what it takes. It’s not a problem.

"That’s something you commit to when you sign for a club of this size.

"Everything’s changed at the club, to be honest. From the times that we train, nutrition – everything’s been completely different, but it’s been good.

"All the boys have really bought into it, everyone’s trained with real intensity and we know the quality we have in the squad. If we can get that intensity in line with the quality we have, hopefully we can be successful.

Jed Wallace speaks to Carlos Corberán during training.

Albion's next opponents sit fifth in the Championship table after a strong start to the league campaign, but Wallace is keen to get a result and repay the support shown by supporters.

"It’s the Championship. I think every game is a 50-50 shootout really. I think we’ve seen at home against Watford and Burnley, two heavily fancied teams, how well we’ve performed.

"We’ll look to do the same tomorrow, bring the same level of performance and hopefully we’ll show a bit more of a clinical edge in both boxes and come away with three points.

"It would be good to get a result for the new gaffer, but also the fans, and for ourselves to be honest.

"No one is happy with how we’ve performed, last time out against Bristol City was probably the worst we’ve played in my time here, we were really disappointing.

"We want to give our fans something back for the support they’ve been showing us, starting tomorrow.

"We have the early kick-off, hopefully we get that win and everyone has a nice weekend, following on to another home game on Tuesday."

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