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Carlos Corberan insists West Brom took 45 minutes to 'adapt' in Bristol City draw

Carlos Corberan says it took Albion 45 minutes to adapt to the 'needs of the game' but was pleased with their second-half display against Bristol City.

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Carlos Corberan (Photo by Adam Fradgley/West Bromwich Albion FC via Getty Images).

Baggies kept their first clean sheet of the season at Ashton Gate as they drew 0-0 with the Robins in a game that had plenty of action despite the scoreline.

Both sides hit the woodwork and had good chances in a clash that could quite easily have finished 2-2.

He said: "I think the more positive thing was the performance of the team in the second half.

"It is true that in the first half, it took 45 minutes for us to adapt to the needs of the game.

"To understand which passes we needed to avoid their press and which passes help us to put the ball into the attacking half.

"Which passes in the attacking half would help us to switch the play, and some competitive detail that would allow us to dominate that game and to move it in the way we wanted to move it the way we did in the second half."

Bristol were without doubt the brighter of the two sides before the interval and Mark Sykes hit the post after capitalising on Alex Palmer's error as Albion struggled to get into the game.