Brunt wants staring role

Last updated : 17 December 2017 By Wba-mad Editor

Chris Brunt hopes his eye-catching substitute appearance against Manchester United has done enough to earning him a place in the starting XI against Stoke. 

Brunt came on in the 72nd minute and set up Albion's first goal in almost six hours when his corner was poked home by Gareth Barry. 

Another corner almost got the Baggies an equaliser and Brunt is hoping he's done enough to work his way back into the fold when Albion face fellow strugglers Stoke on Saturday. 

“It was nice to get on, I’ve had five or ten minutes in the last couple of games, but it was nice to get a good runout,” said the popular Northern Ireland international. 

“I need to get more time on the pitch to get that match sharpness back but I’m pleased I managed to add little bits and pieces to our game.

“Hopefully I’ve done enough to put myself in the manager’s thoughts.

“The run we’re on, it’s tough going. There’s a few of us in the dressing room who have seen the highs and lows. We’re in a bit of a low one at the moment and we want to get out of it. If I can do something to help that then I’ll be delighted. 

“We’re all here to play football matches and no matter how old you get, I’m no different, you always want to play.

“We went through a few spells like this last year and we came out of it. 

“The goal might be the catalyst to try and get us out of this.

“We have a big game now next week away to Stoke.

“They’re not in great shape either so it’s going to be a big game.”