Richard Beale keen to 'avenge' midweek defeat with Millwall performance

Richard Beale during Albion training

Richard Beale says Albion are keen to 'avenge' their defeat to Bristol City with a better performance against Millwall on Saturday.

The Baggies followed up an encouraging victory at Reading by being beaten 2-0 at The Hawthorns earlier this week, but have the opportunity to bounce back again when they head for The Den.

And Beale believes Albion's players have put Tuesday night behind them, and are now focused solely on securing three points in the capital.

He said: "I was gutted, like all the fans, staff and players were. We were gutted we couldn’t back up the result we got at Reading, but this is our next opportunity.

"The games come thick and fast and everything is focused on winning this one.

"We’ve put that game to bed and moved on. We’ve dissected the areas that didn’t quite work and engineered a game plan for Saturday that hopefully will work.

"The staff behind the scenes have worked really hard, the players are working really hard and we’re really keen to avenge a poor performance in the week and get the three points tomorrow."

Richard Beale during Albion training.

The Lions have has a good campaign so far this season and sit eighth in the Sky Bet Championship after winning their last three fixtures.

But Beale believes it's a challenge Albion must embrace if they're to come away with a result.

"They’re the games you want to play in. As a player and as staff you want the games that have that atmosphere, you want the games that are going to get the juices flowing - and this one certainly does.

"It’s about rolling your sleeves up, earning the right to play, winning your battles and then we’ve got players on the pitch that can really hurt Millwall.

"They’re obviously in a good bit of form at the minute, but we want to turn that on its head.

"I believe in the players, I believe in what we’re doing. It will be a tough game but we’ve got the players in that changing room to put into place what we’ve worked on this week to try and get the points.

"If we can go and get three points and make it six points out of nine in a week, it would be a really positive week."

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