Roy out to improve home form

Last updated : 24 January 2012 By Iain Bate - Wba-mad Editor

Baggies boss Roy Hodgson hopes the confidence-boosting victory over Stoke City acts as a turning point for Albion’s home form.

Albion have won just twice in the league this season at The Hawthorns on the way to collecting eight points on home turf.

That’s in contrast to their away form where the Baggies boast five victories on the road – a record bettered only by the top four.

Hodgson now aims to reverse that trend – starting with this Saturday’s FA Cup game against Norwich (KO 3pm).

"We are very disappointed with our home form so far this season,” said Hodgson.

"We have had bad results and not many performances have lived up to what our home public would have been hoping for. Our away performances have been better.

"But it is a quirk and not a trend and if someone says 'why?' I can't explain it. Perhaps we are trying too hard to get it right so, when things go against you, it is hard to get back on track.

"Our away form has dampened down the impact of our home results. But our home form is very important to us.

"I would expect many of our points in the final third of the season to come at home and that we can put this unfortunate period behind us."

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