West Brom winger ‘reveals’ what club must do to win promotion as Corberan has ‘no doubt’ in new signings

The latest news headlines from West Brom after Watford defeat
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West Brom made it three games without a win as they were beaten 3-2 against Watford on Monday evening. The Baggies went into half-time 1-0 down and fought back quickly after the break with Conor Towsend’s equaliser, however they soon found themselves behind once again.

Carlos Corberan’s side now sit tenth in the Championship table and will need a big win over Middlesbrough at the weekend to keep their hopes alive. However, Boro are in spectacular form and have won all but one of their previous ten league matches.

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Jed Wallace determined to ‘bounce back’

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Jed Wallace has reacted to a disappointing couple of weeks for West Brom following the defeat to Watford. The 28-year-old netted his fifth goal of the season but was unable to rescue any points for his side.

Despite a dip in form for West Brom, Wallace remains confident that the team have the ability to win promotion this season. Speaking to the club media after the game, he said: “It was a positive message from the gaffer really after the game. Just learn from it.

“It’s been a tough four days. We’ve thrown away points that we shouldn’t have. Now it’s down to us to roll our sleeves up, be strong characters and bounce back on Saturday. If we play like we did second half for the rest of the season we’ll be close, if not achieve our goal which is what we’re desperate to do.”

The Baggies sit five points from the play-off spots but are also only three points above 14th place. They also have an advantage over many of their rivals as they have a game in hand and could go within a point of fifth place if they were to win it.

Carlos Corberan has ‘no doubt’ about new signings

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Carlos Corberan has revealed that he remains confident that West Brom’s January signings Nathaniel Chalobah and Marc Albrighton will be able to quickly adapt to the squad’s requirements. The pair joined from Fulham and Leicester City respectively, with both starting their previous two fixtures in the second tier. However, the pair were withdrawn at half-time during the defeat to Watford.

Despite their substitutions, Corberan has no doubt about the impact Chalobah and Albrighton will have in the final months of the season. Speaking after the game, the Spaniard said: “It’s clear that, for me, the new players are going to help us a lot, with no doubt. But if we analyse Chalobah, he didn’t play any full game this season before he arrived with us.“So in some point he needs the game minutes to arrive to the level he has. You cannot do many things in training that can be better than the game time.“With Albrighton he was one player in the Premier League with his team he didn’t play more than once per week.

“In the Championship it is completely different, now we play many times in a row, it’s an important adaptation to have. But I know that both have the mentality to do, to adapt to the behaviours and needs of the Championship.”

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