Albion goalkeeper Boaz Myhill today dismissed claims the Baggies are suffering a hangover from their poor end to last season.
Steve Clarke’s men are bottom of the Premier League with just one point from their opening three matches and have yet to score a goal in league action.
But Wales international Myhill has rubbished suggestions that the sluggish start is related to the tough end to last season, when Albion registered just 16 points from their final 18 games.
“I’ve heard that said before but that was one season and this is a new one,” said Myhill, who is currently between the sticks for Clarke’s men in the absence of injured No.1 Ben Foster.
“We have a different set of players to what we had last season so I think it’s irrelevant. It’s a stick people use to beat us with if things aren’t going so well.
“It’s up to us to make sure we draw a line under these early results and get points on the board quickly.
“We’d like to have more points and you need to score goals to get the points. It’s not a coincidence that we haven’t won games because we’ve not scored goals.
“But the lads worked really hard against Swansea and I’m sure we’ll start getting the bounce of the ball sooner or later.
“Confidence is a big commodity in football. When the first goals and points come for us it’ll be like a snowball effect from there on.
“Beating Fulham is our only concern.But we’re all away to represent our clubs with pride and hopefully we can come back with a clean bill of fitness.”
Myhill looks set for an extended run in the first team after Foster suffered a stress fracture to his right foot.
Foster is due back in around 10 weeks.