Jed Wallace | We’ll take Watford positives and move on

Jed Wallace is interviewed after Albion's game at Watford

Jed Wallace says he felt “much more like himself” after netting his first goal of the season in Albion’s 2-2 draw with Watford on Wednesday evening.

The skipper scored the visitors’ second of the night as the sides shared the spoils on a rainy night at Vicarage Road.

And Wallace is pushing his team-mates to take the positives from their display in Hertfordshire into Saturday’s clash at The Hawthorns, and insists the Baggies need “everyone in the squad firing” for another quick turnaround against Millwall.


He said: “It was a close game.

“We had our chances, Palms makes an unbelievable save, Brandon had the one-on-one and I feel like we should’ve had a penalty at the back post with Darnell.

“We aren’t getting decisions here and there at the moment but that’s just the way it is and I thought they scored two great goals, had their chances too, and it was an open Championship game.

“It was really end-to-end. They score early, then Swifty shows his quality, we get ahead and then they score another one from outside the box which Palms has no chance with.

“We could’ve won the last two games. It’s not like we’re coming away from home and hanging on for dear life because we’ve had our moments.

“Performance-wise there are positives to take from the second half on Saturday and from 15-70 minutes we were really in the game tonight.

“There are certainly a lot of positives, we want to stop conceding as many goals as we are and we know there’s things to work on.

“I hope I can kick on now. I haven’t been playing as well as I’d have wanted to, so I hope I can get a bit of confidence from tonight.

“I felt much more like myself tonight so hopefully I can kick on, play as well as I know I can, keep picking up points on the road and at home like we have done for the last 20-odd games.

“But it’s another point away from home and we go into the home game Saturday knowing we need to win.

“We look forward to being back at The Hawthorns where we want to bounce back from probably the most disappointing home performance we’ve had in the last nine/ten months against Huddersfield.

“We need to use everyone, it’s a quick turnaround in the Championship, so I’m sure there’ll be an opportunity for people to show what they’ve got and we need everyone in the squad firing.

“Credit to the fans for coming down in the weather and they’ll have treacherous journey home but we really appreciate their support.

“They’ve followed us in great numbers again and we hope to see that once more on Saturday and get back to winning ways.”

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