–As Eagles urges fans to move on after Capital One win
Coach of West Bromwich Albion Alan Irvine has come out to defend record signing Brown Ideye following his team’s not too impressive performance against Oxford in the second round of the Capital One Cup.
West Brom booked a place into the next round after prevailing over Oxford on penalties after regulation time ended 1-1.
Irvine who expressed disappointment on his team’s display, however exonerated Ideye and some other players who are yet to pick form.
“We turned what was looking like a comfortable game into something extremely uncomfortable.
“I’m disappointed how we played but must bear in mind how many of the players were playing for the first time this season – never mind for the first time in a competitive game – like Claudio Yacob and Chris Baird.
“There were a lot of players getting their boots on for real for the first time, like Gareth McAuley, Jason Davidson, Boaz Myhill, James Morrison, Stephane Sessegnon and Brown Ideye.
Meanwhile, Brown Ideye has reacted philosophically to his penalty miss in Wednesday’s third round Capital One Cup win against Oxford United.
The Nigeria international who was one of the seven changes from the Baggies side that started against Southampton at the weekend had his spot kick saved as he urged his esteemed fans to move on from the miss.
“Too late to look back right now, shit happens but you still have to move on,” Ideye tweeted.
The £10m striker has made one substitute appearance Alan Irvine’s side in the EPL since joining from Ukrainian side Dynamo Kiev.