Throstles, Canaries and Foxes

Terry Wills talks about Albion’s resurgence.

A typical Albion result? Another Tony Pulis-constructed win at Carrow Road thanks to Salomon Rondon’s thumping header aided of course by another well-disciplined defensive display.

Yes it contained all these elements but with a long awaited added bonus. Two wide men, once known as wingers, who apart from doing their share of defensive duties actually attacked with pace and guile. In the process they gave the team a more balanced look.

Rondon despite his seemingly never-ending tiring journeys to South America enjoyed one of his better games. Strong and aggressive; more of the same please to quell the fears of some fans that he’s another Brown Idey, namely an expensive buy with nothing to show for it.

The three points sees the Baggies residing in what appears to be a comfortable mid-table position but with a daunting set of fixtures lying in wait it will prove difficult to maintain this lofty position. The first of the league duels sees the very much in-form Leicester City complete with their goal machine, Jamie Vardy. For sure our defensive qualities will be severely tested by the Fox’s never say die, never give in, attitude whatever the state of the game.

Providing Tony Pulis has James Morrison fit he’s faced with an interesting dilemma. Morrison is our most constructive player and for me has to an automatic selection. If so, who would he replace? Sessegnon played at Norwich due too Morison’s not being fit but would he risk recalling him following Sess’ display at Carrow Road?

I think not – why change a winning team? is a long-held philosophy and whether it turns out to be right or wrong won’t be known until it’s game over.

Forecast? Difficult to call.A lbion buoyed by the Norwich result are hopeful of snatching a win while Leicester despite a Capital Cup defeat will be equally confident that Vardy can prove to be the difference between the sides. All in all unless the Baggies can score more than one goal the most likely result will be a share of the spoils.