Alan Irvine was delighted to see Albion extend their unbeaten start to the season after Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Southampton.
In a game of few chances, Irvine was pleased with his side’s organisation after only having a couple of weeks on the training ground with his new-look Baggies squad.
Record signing Browne Ideye came off the bench to make his Albion debut and could’ve earned all three points after an exquisite turn in the area forced Fraser Forster in the Southampton goal into a fine save.
“I’m very, very pleased with that display,” Irvine said.
“I thought we were really solid.
“I saw Southampton play at Anfield last week and they looked a real threat going forward.
“But we were able to make sure they weren’t able to cut us open today.
“I was pleased about that and pleased with how we passed the ball at times.
“At other times I was a bit disappointed because we gave it away too cheaply.
“When we passed the ball well, as I said to the boys afterwards, we we were able to move up the pitch really well and got into some really good positons.
“Overall I was happy with the performance - it is a difficult place to come.
“I’m not unhappy with a point – that’s for sure.
I’m delighted with where the team are at this moment in time.
“It’s a team that’s only been together for the last two weeks. Prior to that we had ten to 11 players who were working on a daily basis with young players.
“So our meaningful work has only really happened in the last couple of weeks.
“I was disappointed with just a point last week.
“But I wasn’t disappointed today coming here and getting a point – I expected this to be a really difficult game.”
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