By Joe Ellis

27th May, 2022 | 7:25pm

West Brom away form must improve as home table sees Baggies sixth

Things might have seemed like nothing was going the way of West Brom at times last season but we did do well in one key area of the game.

As shared by Birmingham World, the Baggies had the sixth-best home record in the entire second division which is an increase of four places on their eventual landing spot after 46 games both home and away.

So when you just look on the face of it, it isn’t all that difficult to spot where our issues have come from and Steve Bruce needs to find a way to stop the rot on the road.

He will have been as sick as any Albion player or staff member with sulking on the coach back from an away game last season with nothing to show for it but fixing the issue isn’t a particularly easy thing to do.

Thankfully, Albion have got plenty of trips away from The Hawthorns to come in pre-season which they can use to try new preparations and ideologies that might just unlock that final edge they need on their travels.

It’s not uncommon to be better at home than away given you have the majority of the support when you’re on home soil and the unfamiliarity of new surroundings can often disrupt the travelling team.

But while Bruce and the Baggies need to try and fix their own issues in that regard, they should also try to make the most of their home advantage by playing some of the old tricks of the trade.

Things like no heating in the winter or no air conditioning when it’s hot in the away dressing room, just to unsettle the players enough to harm their preparations.

There are plenty of things along these lines they could do to keep their fortress Hawthorns standing tall in 2022-23.

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