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‘Massive for us’ – Many West Brom fans praise 25-year-old despite frustrating Nottingham Forest draw

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Promotion hopefuls West Bromwich Albion suffered yet another setback in their quest to close in on the top two as they were held to a 0-0 home draw against Nottingham Forest last night.

They had a few good opportunities to open the scoring at The Hawthorns, with Grady Diangana being denied by a smart Brice Samba save, before Darnell Furlong and Jordan Hugill wasted golden chances to win what would have been a much-needed three points.

However, their defensive resilience was tested in the latter stages of the game when Jayson Molumby was sent off for a second bookable offence in the 70th minute, putting Albion on the back-foot in their quest to find a winner.

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In another game where Valerien Ismael’s side failed to be clinical in front of goal, a key figure in defence was singled out for praise as the Baggies were able to keep their second consecutive clean sheet after their 0-0 draw at Blackpool in midweek.

That man was Brighton and Hove Albion loanee Matt Clarke, who was a solid figure at the back alongside Kyle Bartley and Cedric Kipre, singled out for praise by many West Brom supporters with the latter also receiving his fair share of the plaudits.

With the numerical disadvantage in the last 20 minutes and against the threat of the likes of Alex Mighten, Brennan Johnson and the experienced Lewis Grabban, who already has eight Championship goals to his name this season, 25-year-old Clarke stood up to the task superbly and is in line to keep his starting spot ahead of the next game against Coventry City.

After putting in such a composed display, we take a look at a selection of responses from Albion fans to his performance on Twitter.

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