Kyle Bartley: 'It's a huge boost for confidence'

Kyle Bartley is interviewed following the club's win at QPR

Match-winner Kyle Bartley said Albion’s victory at QPR on Saturday is a “massive boost of confidence” to him and his team-mates.

The defender, who netted a 68th minute header to earn the Baggies all three points at Loftus Road, couldn’t hide his delight after playing a huge part in the team’s triumph.

But Kyle also admitted he couldn’t decide what pleased him more – the winning goal or the clean sheet.

Bartley beamed: “It’s a bit of both! We strive for those clean sheets and in the last two games we’ve managed to get them, and get six points on the board.

“The goal is an added bonus. It’s something I’ve always tried to add to my game. It was a great ball by Swifty and thankfully I managed to put it away.

“The boss has put huge impetus on us defending as a team. We don’t defend in units or as individuals, every single man deserves credit for that clean sheet – not just the back four.

“We go out there and our first aim is to keep that clean sheet, and I think we’ve shown in the last two games how important that can be.

“The set-piece routine for the goal is something we’ve been working on. The boss and his staff have come in with some fresh ideas, and thankfully they paid off today.

“It’s a massive boost of confidence. There’s no hiding away from the fact that we’re nowhere near where we want to be.

“But there’s another massive game next Saturday and we want to keep the momentum going leading into the World Cup.

“That break will give the boss some more time to work on his ideas and hopefully we can get stronger and stronger.”

Watch the full WBA TV interview above.

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