West Brom 'need to bounce back for derby clash'

Defender Billy Jones today urged West Bromwich Albion to take out their Capital One Cup frustration on Aston Villa as the Baggies kicked off the countdown to Sunday’s derby showdown.

West Bromwich Albion v Liverpool
West Bromwich Albion v Liverpool

Steve Clarke’s men will head for Villa Park on the back of a 2-1 defeat to Liverpool last night in the third round of the League Cup.

And Jones is hoping Villa will feel a Baggies backlash in Sunday’s televised clash.

“The best thing that can happen after a disappointing performance is to have another game which comes quickly,” said Jones.

“We’ve got three days and then we’re playing the derby. We’re looking forward to it.

“After the disappointment of losing a game, it’s good to win as soon as possible. We’ve done it once this season with a disappointing performance at Fulham, which we turned around with a good win against Reading.

“That’s the sign of a good team and if we can do that again on Sunday, that would be great.

“It was disappointing losing last night, but we will go into the big derby and hopefully get another three points.”

The Baggies went out of the Capital One Cup despite leading after three minutes through Gabriel Tamas’s goal.

And Jones was disappointed that Albion failed to cash in on their perfect start.

“We were disappointed at half-time because we made such a good start and kicked off at a really great tempo,” he said.

“We have talked about turning The Hawthorns into a fortress, making really quick starts and making teams feel uncomfortable and when we were 1-0 up after 10 minutes we seemed to have succeeded.

“But then we didn’t kick on and the first half at times was a little bit disappointing.

“We let them get back into the game and control the game at times.

“It was good to improve in the second half, but we’re not happy with losing the game.

“We wanted to do well in this competition this year, but we will look at the positives for the season so far and take them into the big derby on Sunday.”

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Comments for: "West Brom 'need to bounce back for derby clash'"

Kev in Mallorca

Now.now Billy we'll have non of that positive talk,you know the'll blame you if it goes wrong cause you're the new Carson.


Boz Myhill's coach.

Come off it Kev. You know very well that after the Liverpool goal last night it has to be Foster who is the new Carson.

Kev in Mallorca

Nahh! He's fireproof,at the moment.


Cyril Randle

A few players looked out of sorts after just 15 minutes into the match. Still we could have been 2 0r 3 up though with more clinical finishing. Slowly but surely Liverpool imposed themselves on the game and fully deserved to win One question: I tried to see what our formation was throughout the game, and was perplexed all through it. Can someone explain just what system we were using because I don't honestly think the players knew either?

New Broseley Baggie

Another question is why MAF is being used as a winger.He was excellent since chritmas as a centre forward,but no way is the guy a winger.

I thought Rosenberg worked hard,and played quite well.But he was all over the place so ive no idea which position he was supposed to be in.U nder RH every player knew his position and job in the team.I hope SC installs that again for Sunday.


first 15 mins we were like brazil after that we were like school boys team i agree with cyril randle me or the team knew the what system we were trying

gentle jesus

thorne jones.dorrans just not ready for the step up.send them out on loan


Dorrans not ready? Really? He set up the goal the weekend and following the turmoil in his personal life he has done brilliantly to come back as quick as he has and he is performing well.

Billy Jones is this season's scapegoat by the looks of it; year after year our fans pin all manner of errors and losses on one player. Jones is without doubt an improvement on Shorey, Jara, Mattock, Cech etc. and is hardly liable to absolute clangers.


Cyril, it was 1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1 and I don't think either of them new the formation themselves. Lets put this down to a bad day at the office, oh how midweek games ruin our week. Well now for the bread and butter bring on the vile and let's show them it was a one off. Always read the posts on here so keep up the positivity and all wil shine through, boing boing.


Cyril, according to the official website it was 4-3-3. I have already corresponded with several posters over the season about the systems we play. It seemed to me more like the 4-2-3-1 we attempted at Fulham (at least for the first 30 odd minutes). Against Reading it looked like 4-4-1-1. The main point is that the system should be suited to the players on the pitch and I don`t see the point of playing 3 strikers if 2 of them are out of position. I agree with many other posters on this page and others, that the best(only??) place for Fortune is down the middle, though I would not have him as first choice even in that position.