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Steve Bruce critical of West Brom after Cardiff City draw

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West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Bruce has said his side did not well play well enough against Cardiff City last night.

The match at the Hawthorns ended goalless, with neither side able to find a breakthrough under the lights.

Speaking after the match, Bruce was critical of the performance put on by his players.

“We simply didn’t play well enough.” the Baggies boss explained, via WBA club media.

“After some really good performances against Watford and then Blackburn, unfortunately, that one tonight was completely different.

“That’s the frustrating thing. We haven’t got beaten in the game, but we certainly haven’t done enough to win it and I have to be as honest as that.

“Maybe there were a few heavy legs but I’m not going to make excuses because it’s the same for both teams.”

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As well as outlining what went wrong for the Baggies, Bruce looked ahead to the weekend and targeted a positive result against Hull City.

“We gave the ball away too cheaply and we made some bad decisions.” Bruce explained.

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“We didn’t create chances well enough and I think that was evident in the performance.

“I think Cardiff played well on the night with a lot of young players in the team. They defended very well.

“We didn’t create enough because we didn’t make the right the decisions. We lacked a bit of craft.

“The games come thick and fast and we need to rest and recover. Hopefully, we can get a positive result on Saturday when we play Hull City.”

The Verdict

Hotly-tipped for promotion before a ball was kicked, it has been a strange start to the season for West Bromwich Albion.

Some of their performance have been strong, but they have been unable to get that first league win over the line.

Last night’s performance against Cardiff was clearly in stark contract to the matches against Sheffield United and Watford, in which the Baggies, it could be argued, deserved all three points.

Nothing at this stage of the campaign is season defining, however, the longer the wait for that first win goes on, further doubt begins to creep in about West Brom’s promotion credentials for the season ahead.

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