Reaction | Nathan Jones on point against West Brom

Nathan Jones said he was ‘relatively pleased’ with a point on the road against West Bromwich Albion this afternoon.


Stretching their league unbeaten run to five matches in the Sky Bet Championship with a goalless draw at The Hawthorns, the boss is looking at the positives as his side remain ninth in the table.

“It is (a good result). Regardless of their predicament and position, they are a good side and they have some real quality especially in the attacking areas. To show the defensive display that we did, regardless of their results, they always score. Their xG is very good, today that probably would have been their lowest xG so we’ve shown we can contain a very good side.

“I’m a little bit disappointed because we had the best chance of the game – a header off the line. Elijah could have slid Harry clean in late on, but I thought a point was a fair result really."

On taking five points from the last three matches, Jones said: “I said to them in there, if we could defend our box half as well on Tuesday night as we did today then we would have seven points this week.

"To stay unbeaten over three games, two away and a home in the Championship is tough to do so it shows we have a decent side here. We’re consistent, we’ve got a side that can compete and that is what we’ve shown today.

“It wasn’t a classic by any stretch, we could have been better in possession, at times we could have had a little bit more quality in the final third but they have put in massive shifts, two away journeys, played Tuesday night and I’m relatively pleased. We should have seven points, but it’s not the end of the world.”

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