By Beck Pascal

24th Jan, 2022 | 7:10pm

Ismael hopes West Brom can build on momentum after Peterborough win

West Brom boss Valerien Ismael has put the onus on his players to build on their momentum after beating Peterborough on Saturday (January 22). 

Albion ran riot, winning 3-0 at the Hawthorns, securing their position in fifth in the Championship. 

Ismael hopes the Baggies first league win in five games will restore the belief amongst his squad.

“It’s been a tough situation for us because the way we play and the philosophy provides offensive and defensive strength.” Ismael said as per Express & Star.

“With all the statistics we are top. In a normal situation you are weak somewhere, you concede too many goals or don’t create too many chances.

“But for us everything is fine but we didn’t get the rewards to put the result on the scoreboard. The Peterborough game was exactly the same as the Cardiff game but this time we score three goals and win while against Cardiff we drew.

“We need to continue like this. Hopefully, now the players have got confidence back and belief back. It’s about refocus, recovery and moving on to the next game.”

Momentum

West Brom have laid the foundations that now need to be built on. It wasn’t exactly the emphatic win that the scoreline makes out, but three points and three goals is all that matters. 

The result will fill the players with confidence as you would have to go back to October for the last time the Baggies scored three goals in one game, which highlights the significance of this win as they approach the business end of the season. 

With a late push for automatic promotion seemingly over, last weekend’s results were a big step towards securing a place in the play-off positions come to the end of the season. 

The win was overshadowed by Daryl Dike leaving the pitch with a slight hamstring injury. The American made a hugely positive start on his full debut at the Hawthorns and will be raring to return to action.

Hopefully, he makes a speedy recovery with Albion reliant on his goal-scoring for the rest of the season.

In other Baggies news, West Brom boss Ismael rules Dike out with hamstring injury.