By Adefunmiloye Alani

22nd Sep, 2021 | 6:43pm

Matt Phillips insists West Brom are heading towards the right direction

West Brom have drawn all of their last three Championship games, but winger Matt Phillips is remaining optimistic.

Valerien Ismael’s side are third in the league table after eight games, but only two points separate them from leaders Bournemouth, and they are level on points with Fulham.

With a lot of games still to play, Phillips, 30, is confident the Baggies can turn things around soon and start winning again.

The Scotland international attacker said (via Birmingham Mail): “We have been in the Championship before and there is always going to be that point in a season where you don’t get the wins you deserve.

“If this is our sticky patch – as long as we continue to pick up points – then we are going in the right direction. It’s the old saying – the Championship is a marathon, not a sprint.

“If this is our blip then we are playing some good stuff and creating lots of chances, we are limiting the opposition to very few.

“Eventually, we are going to start to taking those chances and getting three points on the board.”


West Brom fans have not been pleased with the recent results, with some of those attending the games at The Hawthorns making their displeasure known by booing the players against Derby County and Preston North End.

Understandably, they want to see better results and better football, but picking up three points in three games is not the worst return, and it is too early to start doubting this team.

They showed their resilience by coming from behind to earn a point at the weekend, and this is a team that will not be giving up no matter what.

Phillips and his teammates can surely do better, without a doubt, but they have always given their best and no one can accuse them of not putting in the hard yards.

West Brom host QPR on Friday, and Ismael and his men will be raring to go and pick up a much-needed win.

Promotion remains very much within sight, and the fans should be fully behind the players.

They need their support now more than ever, and booing them is not going to do anyone any good.

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