Steve Bruce’s Barnsley verdict

Bruce post-Barnsley

Steve Bruce says Saturday’s 4-0 win against Barnsley at The Hawthorns was a pleasing way to end what has been a frustrating Sky Bet Championship campaign.

The Baggies brushed the Tykes aside with two goals in each half as Karlan Grant bagged a brace, while Adam Reach and Matt Clarke also found themselves on scoresheet.

Karlan Grant celebrates his goal against Barnsley

Bruce said: “It’s obviously nice to finish the season with a victory and another clean sheet.

“That’s three straight clean sheets we’ve kept at the end of the campaign which we can be pleased about, but ultimately our season just hasn’t been good enough.

“We moved the ball well today and scored some really good goals. It was a really comfortable afternoon for us.

“Unfortunately, we also missed a few good opportunities having got into some really promising positions. We were a little bit wasteful in front of goal and on another day we might have even scored a few more goals.

“I have to thank the fans for sticking with us. They stayed at the end and it was nice were able to show them our appreciation for their support.

“We all need to be together going forward because that’s a key ingredient for success.

“We’ve got a big summer ahead of us and we’ll be looking to freshen the playing squad up.”

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