Johnstone: ‘We have to capitalise’


Sam Johnstone says Albion must start capitalising on recent impressive showings by collecting victories and not just draws, starting with Brighton on Saturday.

The Baggies have produced eye-catching displays in their last two games against Manchester United and Burnley, but Sam’s side only managed to take two points out of a possible six despite creating a number of goalscoring opportunities in each fixture.

Albion welcome the Seagulls to The Hawthorns this weekend and the club’s No.1 says the players are desperate to start producing results and not just performances.

“We’ve been really pleased with our last two displays,” said Johnstone.

“We probably should be sitting here having taken four points more points than just the two we picked up in those games against United and Burnley.

“I think it’s clear to see our performances have improved. Now it’s about making sure it’s a third decent performance and not letting the standards slip.

“Our last two displays have deserved two victories and we’re really disappointed they didn’t come. But we’ve got a chance on Saturday to go one better and get three points and we have to try and capitalise on that.

“We can use our last two performances as a confidence boost for the game against Brighton. We have to go into it with a positive frame of mind because only a win will do.

“They will obviously be looking over their shoulder and will want to win to have a bit of breathing space between them and the relegation zone.

“We drew at the Amex earlier in the season, and again, we probably should have won it.

“We’re all determined to start earning the results our recent performances have deserved.

“Three points would give us more hope that we can climb out of the danger zone and we have to be at our best to get that win.”

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