By Adefunmiloye Alani

24th Sep, 2021 | 7:30pm

Madeley reacts as Livermore sends message to West Brom fans ahead of QPR clash

West Brom host Queens Park Rangers on Friday night, and they will be hoping to pick up a victory after three consecutive draws in the Championship.

The Baggies skipper Jake Livermore wants the fans to start supporting Valerien Ismael’s side again after booing them in recent games, sending a message to them in the programme notes.

The decision of the West Brom midfielder has surprised The Athletic journalist Steve Madeley, and he has reacted on his personal Twitter account ahead of the game.

He said: “Not often does the captain of a team third in the table feels the need to write programme notes like this, tonight, from Jake Livermore.

“Strange days at Albion.”

Strange indeed

West Brom fans have clearly not been pleased with their side’s recent results and displays, and those at The Hawthorns booed the players after the games against Derby County and Preston North End.

They deserve more without a doubt, but getting behind the team is the only way things are going to get better.

After sending Everton out of the League Cup during the week, QPR will fancy their chances of getting a result against the Baggies.

The players are not pleased with the fans’ actions, and Livermore is speaking on their behalf.

West Brom fans can do better, and getting three points from three games is clearly not a poor return.

A win tonight will do Ismael and his men a lot of good, but failure to pick up all three points should not result in boos.

This team never stops giving its best, and while their inability to execute a plan B can indeed be frustrating, they do not deserve to be booed by their own supporters.

They will not always win, and fans need to understand that they need to fully back them for their promotion dreams to come true.

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