Steve Bruce on Huddersfield challenge

Steve Bruce.

Albion boss Steve Bruce has challenged his team to make it back-to-back Sky Bet Championship wins when they travel to Huddersfield Town on Saturday (ko 3pm).

The Baggies head to the John Smith's Stadium having claimed their first victory of the campaign against Hull at The Hawthorns last weekend.

An own goal, as well as efforts from John Swift, Darnell Furlong, Karlan Grant and Dara O'Shea, emphatically secured a 5-2 triumph for Albion over the Tigers in the Black Country sunshine.

And the boss wants to see "more of the same" when they go up to Yorkshire.

He said: "We’re looking forward to the challenge Huddersfield can bring. The mood around the camp is very good after our first win, which I have to say had been coming.

"It was good to see us take some of those chances, which has been our problem over the last couple of weeks in particular.

“We all know the chances we created against Watford, and even though we didn’t play well against Cardiff we had big chances in the game and the same went for Blackburn.

“It puts you under pressure when you don’t take chances, but it was good to see us do it against Hull, even though we needed an own goal to get going.

“Overall the performance was very, very decent. It’s not often you win scoring five, so more of the same please.”

"Huddersfield were arguably everybody’s surprise team last season, they nearly got there, to the promised land, before they were beaten in the play-off final which not many people predicted.

"They’ve got a lot of decent players, there was a big change around in the summer with the manager going, players going, but I still expect a really difficult game, like they all are."

To go alongside their busy playing schedule, Albion are also entering the final days of the summer transfer window over the next week - and the gaffer is focused on adding "quality" to his squad.

"The window has been busy, we’ve been full at it," said Steve.

"We knew we’d have to be a little bit late. We acted early with the free transfers that were available, and I think that we got the best free transfers available in the Championship.

"Now we’re in a position where we’re looking at the loan market. We’ve had one or two go elsewhere, but I’ve said to the supporters, it’s important that we get things right.

"My thinking is always that it’s not going to take just the one window to change the squad around. It will take a little bit of time.

"We are in a little bit of a transition, but I do believe the way forward is to add with a little bit of quality, and if the quality’s not there I’m not going to stockpile players, because I think that’s the worst thing for the club.

"We’ve got to look at the bigger picture and we’ll see what we can do in the next week or so.

"I’m convinced we’ll still bring one or two in, but they have to be the right quality, otherwise there’s no point."

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