Jed Wallace | We feel united

Jed Wallace post Ipswich

Jed Wallace says The Hawthorns is “a great place to play football” when Baggies fans create an atmosphere like they did on Saturday evening.

In a post-match chat with WBA TV, the Albion captain was quick to heap praise on the club’s supporters for the way they backed Carlos Corberán’s men during their fantastic 2-0 win against Ipswich at The Hawthorns.

And he believes it’s helping to make everyone feel “united” on and off the pitch - which is a big boost to the feeling in the dressing room.

Wallace said: “That was probably one of the best atmospheres that I have played in here. We started great and on the front foot, and the crowd responded to that.

“It’s a great place to play football when it’s like it was tonight. I think everyone, from the fans to the players and the staff, felt united. You could see that in our performance.

“It’s up there (with one of our best performances). There have been a lot recently! Obviously we went to Preston, who were top of the league, and won 4-0. But gritty wins like that, they mean a lot.

“We put a lot of work in, as everybody knows. Ipswich deserve a lot of credit for the start they’ve had, they’ve got a great manager.

“But we’ve got a top manager as well. You can see that in the way we set up. We work really hard on the training ground, and when it comes off like that - it means more to us all. We put a lot of effort in and the fans can see that.

“I think the fans are buying in to what we are trying to do under the manager, and it’s exciting times at the moment.”

An image of Diangana, Wallace and Thomas-Asante celebrating

Albion secured all three Sky Bet Championship points thanks to goals either side of half-time from Darnell Furlong and Grady Diangana - lifting them up to fifth in the table.

Jed explained how their work on the training pitch over the international break played a huge part in both goals, and talked through what the next few days will look like ahead of Tuesday night’s trip to South Wales.

He added: “Set plays are something we’ve been a bit disappointed with. Especially because we had so much joy last year.

“We’ve worked hard on them. Damia (Abella), one of the coaches, probably spent the whole international break watching corners, free-kicks and throw-ins! With Hef (Michael Hefele) as well.

“For them guys, it’s great after the hours they’ve put in that we executed one. It was a great ball from Matty Phillips and Darnell attacked it so well.

“The second one, we’ve got pace in the team and I think you saw that there. It was a great little touch from Brandon (Thomas-Asante), and Grady’s finish took an age to go in. We were waiting, waiting, waiting, and then it finally hit the post and went in.

“It was a good time to score, it settled us down in the second half and then to be honest it felt comfortable. We could have nicked another one or two goals.

“We’ll enjoy it tonight, go back to the training ground tomorrow for recovery, analyse the game with Carlos (Corberán), and then we’ll move onto Cardiff and look forward to playing them Tuesday.”

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