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Hal Robson-Kanu: I’ll play my part in West Brom promotion push

By Joseph Masi | West Bromwich Albion | Published:

Hal Robson-Kanu says he is determined to play a key role in Albion's push for promotion – even if it is from the substitutes bench.

Hal Robson-Kanu of West Bromwich Albion is interviewed for West Bromwich Albion TV / Television after the match. (AMA)

The Welshman signed a new deal at The Hawthorns last Friday before netting the winner in the Baggies 1-0 win at Middlesbrough on Saturday.

Robson-Kanu has only started one match this season, the clash at Leeds last month.

But he has made a number of telling contributions from the bench, with his performances against Fulham, QPR, and Boro the most eye-catching.

And the 30-year-old says he is working hard so he can make a difference when called upon.

"The goal capped an excellent week for me," Robson-Kanu said.

"I am enjoying my time here. It's a fantastic group, we have got a top manager and we are looking to build something.

"I am enjoying being a part of it.

"I have had one start this season away at Leeds.

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"But I work hard every day in training and I give my all every time I play.

"It's about contributing to the team's goal over the course of the season. That is what I am going to do."

Albion's win in the North East was a different type of victory to the majority they have enjoyed this season – with Slaven Bilic's side grinding out the points in a match that could have gone either way.

But while pleased with the display, Robson-Kanu said the team can't rest on it laurels with Barnsley visiting The Hawthorns tomorrow.

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"The Middlesbrough game was a test of character," he continued.

"Over the course of any successful season, you need to pick up all different types of wins.

"This squad has shown a lot of character already this season. And we showed it again at Middlesbrough.

"We came through it. Now it's about maintaining that momentum.

"We were straight back at it on Sunday.

"We and confident, we are focused and we prepare right for every game.

"Now it's Barnsley and it's another important game. The Championship is non-stop, it's another three points up for grabs in front of our own supporters.

"It's a game we are looking forward to."

Meanwhile, Tottenham are the latest club to be linked with a move for Nathan Ferguson.

Albion have offered the defender a new five-year-contract and remain confident he will sign in the next few weeks.

Joseph Masi

By Joseph Masi
Football MMPJ - @josephmasi_star

West Bromwich Albion reporter.

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