In-form striker Owen Windsor is determined to find the net again when Albion’s PL2 side face Sunderland on Monday evening (ko 7pm).
The 20-year-old has three goals in his last two matches for the young Baggies, netting a stunning volley during the 6-0 PL Cup triumph against Southampton before bagging a brace off the bench in last Monday’s 5-2 league win over Norwich.
And despite scoring an impressive 11 goals and keeping one clean sheet from their recent victories, Windsor says his team-mates have to “keep their feet on the ground” if they are to extend their unbeaten run against the Black Cats.
“Last game was a great result for us,” said Owen.
“Credit has to go to Reyes (Cleary) and Rico (Richards) who were on before us because they got us ahead in the game and ran the defenders down, which gives you the luxury of coming off the bench and being able to run at them when the opposition’s defence are tired.
“I had a bit of a slow start to the campaign, but since I’ve been getting more minutes the goals have come. There's nothing better than, as a striker, scoring in back-to-back matches and gaining momentum going into the next game.
“My goal against Southampton was a good finish but I enjoyed the ones against Norwich more because it helped finish the game off, whereas last week we were already 4-0 up.
“They meant a lot because I had to work hard for them, but in the past I’ve not managed to come off the bench and score too often. Sometimes it’s hard getting up to the speed of the game, but scoring with one of my first touches helped me go and get a second, and those goals have given me confidence now.
“Experience on loan last season has helped me pick up a good knack of knowing where to be in the box. I’m making runs which, six months ago, I felt I wasn’t making and as it’s shown, they help me get goals like the second one against Norwich from close range.
“They aren’t the best finishes, but every goal counts and we’ve got a great, young, determined team this year who’ve been playing some very good football.
“With the way the first team manager wants us to play this year by pressing and getting on the front foot, it suits us to a tee. We all want to get there, and we’ll continue to push on to try and get that opportunity.
“Everyone’s high on confidence now going into Monday because we know we can score goals and keep clean sheets.
“We’ve managed consecutive wins and have 11 goals under our belts, but we can’t get too ahead of ourselves. We have to turn up, keep our feet on the ground and make sure we get the right result.”
How to follow the game
Tickets will be available for Albion’s PL2 clash with Sunderland at the New Bucks Head in Telford.
Season ticket holders can watch the match for free, while the prices stand at £5 for adults, and just £1 for juniors.
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