Darren Moore: West Brom are not the finished article yet
Darren Moore is pleased with the platform the Baggies have given themselves from the first third of the season – but admits his side is not yet the finished article.
Albion currently lie fifth in the Championship, just three points off the automatic promotion spots.
Moore is happy with how his team is evolving after a transitional summer for a rookie head coach and threadbare board, in a close-season which saw players refusing to turn up for training.
“I don’t need to go into the details of the summer but it was a tough summer,” said Moore. “I felt we made the right decisions. It was relentless but it had to be to get things in working order for the start of the season.
“When I look back at that now, and by no means are we the finished article, in terms of the transition and progression we’ve made, I’d say I’m relatively pleased.
“As an individual, I’ve seen the road we’ve been on and I can see the road that we need to stay on.
“We’ve certainly given ourselves the platform and we’ll continue to work on what’s ahead.”
Albion are back in action on Friday away at rock-bottom Ipswich Town, a game which sparks a run of four fixtures in 15 days.
“The games will come thick and fast,” added Moore. “What we’re trying to do is maximise each and every day to its full potential.
“It’s no secret I’ll continue to work as best I can for the football club. Everyone knows I’m all for this club.
“My desire is to make this a positive, energetic, good, solid football club. We want to play good football and get positive results.
“That trickles out into the community, and as someone who is local, I understand that. That’s my desire for the club and it won’t change.
“We’re fully focussed on Ipswich but if you look at the schedule you’ll see that there’s five games in three weeks coming up and they’re challenging games.
“All the teams we’ll face are challenging and they’ll come with their own tests.”