Date: 4th December 2016 at 9:04pm
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Despite losing to Stoke City on Saturday, centre half Ben Mee praised the fighting spirit of the squad given the overall performance they put in.

Losing two nil to the hosts on the day, Mee explained to the Official Site that as acting skipper on the day, he was pleased with the spirit the players showed and he felt that a goal back in our direction could’ve sparked a full comeback but sadly it wasn’t to be.

‘West Brom wasn’t good at all. Today we wanted to put that right. We were a bit more like ourselves, although we didn’t really test the goalkeeper enough. There was a lot of heart and a lot of fight and spirit from us but just a bit of quality let us down. It was a bit more like we play at the Turf and that will boost us. We will go into the next away game knowing we can perform. We want to put it right. It’s a big thing for us. But we were back to ourselves a little bit this afternoon, performance-wise, and we will take some heart from that.’

Mee went on to say that had we managed to get our first away goal from open play this season in the game, with the pressure we were putting their defence under, he felt we would’ve gone on to at least get a point from the encounter – if not potentially nick a winner.

‘It’s frustrating. We came out really well like we wanted to do at the start but then they got the goal and we let them into the game. In the second half I felt like we played well but we just lacked that bit of cutting edge to test the goalkeeper and get that clear-cut chance. They were rocking. You could sense that around the ground. We bossed that second half and if we had got a goal they would have been on the ropes.’

Onto Bournemouth now at Turf Moor in the next one and then we get the chance to address our away form with two trips to West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur before everybody welcomes Santa down their chimney’s.

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