Moore expecting Albion response

18 September 2018 04:37:34 EST

West Brom boss Darren Moore has demanded a much improved showing from his team when they welcome high-flying Bristol City to the Hawthorns on Tuesday.

Albion have made a strong start to life in the Championship following their relegation from the Premier League last season and are currently 7/1 to be promoted having taken 11 points from their first seven games.

However, the Baggies were off colour in their last outing, escaping St Andrews' with a point after a 1-1 draw with Birmingham City.

Blues missed a penalty and a whole host of chances against Moore's men, who looked shaky at the back.

The West Brom boss says he is expecting a much better display from his defenders as they gear up to face a Bristol City side who have won their last four matches, lifting them to third in the Championship.

“It was unlike us,” said Moore. “It was a bad day at the office, and it wasn’t just one or two, it was six or seven of the players. It was an off-day.

“I know the players, I work with them every day, they’re fantastic players. We’ll reflect on that game and try put those wrongs right in this game.”

West Brom have won their last two at home but Moore says it will be far from easy to extend that run, admitting Lee Johnson's Bristol City have impressed him during the early part of the season.

“They’re an excellent team but I like to think we’re a good team,” said Moore. “You’ll see two teams at the right end of the division playing good football and doing the right things.

“We’ve got to do those little things that went wrong against Birmingham much better, and hopefully we’ll see that."

West Brom could hand a debut to midfielder Wes Hoolahan after he completed his move to the club on Friday.

The Baggies are 17/20 to come out on top, while Bristol City are 15/4 and the draw 13/5.

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