Steve Bruce offers Blackpool verdict

Bruce post-Blackpool

Steve Bruce believes his side showed “a little bit of resilience” by digging deep to find an injury-time winner against Blackpool on Good Friday.

Karlan Grant slammed home with virtually the final kick of the ball to hand Albion all three points in a game which looked certain to end 1-1.

The boss said: "It’s nice to win the game of course, but it was still a fairly frustrating afternoon.

"We showed a little bit of resilience in terms of finding a result. We’ve scored really late on and it’s won us the game today.

Grant's winning goal against Blackpool
Albion's top goalscorer bagged the winner on Good Friday

"We had one real bit of quality in the first half for the first goal and then we’ve had a couple of chances to take it to 2-0.

"Unfortunately, we’ve conceded another goal from a set-piece which is disappointing and we must do better.

"But overall, I think we’re taking little steps but there’s still a lot of work to do.

"I was especially pleased for Adam Reach. He’s been out of the side for a long time and when I first came here I played him in midfield, but out wide is certainly his best position. We’ve asked him to play wing-back today and he’s produced that one bit of quality for Andy’s goal.

"It was good to see Dara O’Shea back too. Let’s not forget he’s had a serious injury.

"It’ll be a big test for us now heading to Forest on Monday. They’ve had a great run and it’ll be a really tough game.

"We’ll have to be at our best to get something there now."

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