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Bitesize Baggies: Lack of intensity, poaching & Wallace

Jonny Drury gives his take on four key points to come from Albion's 2-1 defeat against Huddersfield Town.

Baggies captain Jed Wallace (Photo by Adam Fradgley/West Bromwich Albion FC via Getty Images).

Play quick and they play well

In the first ten minutes today they were superb, pass and move, quick passing, ripping Huddersfield here and there.

A lot of Albion players were playing quick passes and it was on instinct, when they do that they have real quality.

When the play slows down and they have time to really think about things, that is where the slackness comes from, when they make mistakes and that showed today.

Granted, a side like Huddersfield sit in and make it difficult to find pockets of space, but the players have it in their locker to break teams down.

Carlos Corberan made a good point after the game that the tempo and intensity is driven by the player on the ball and the centre-backs playing out and they didn't show enough of it.

Wallace out of form