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Championship: Ajayi Steps Up Promotion Bid With West Brom

Championship: Ajayi Steps Up Promotion Bid  With West Brom

Semi Ajayi will continue his promotion chase with West Bromwich Albion when the Baggies host local rivals Birmingham City today (Saturday) at the Hawthorns, reports Completesports.com.

Albion sit second in the table, one point behind leaders Leeds United and six ahead of Fulham in third, having won 19 of their 37 Championship games and scoring a league-high 64 goals in the process.

Slaves Bilic’s men , who last took the pitch on March 7 at Swansea City know a win against Birmingham City will take them closer towards their ambition of playing in the Premier League next season.

“We’re all extremely excited for the game against Blues on Saturday,”Ajayi West Brom’s official website during the week.

“It’s probably the longest I’ve ever gone without playing a competitive game. The summer break isn’t even this long.

“I’m looking forward to it massively.

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“It helps that it’s a derby as well, our first game back. It’s a huge game and great opportunity for us to get our season back on track. We can’t wait.

“It means everything to get the opportunity to finish off the season.

“We’ve put in so much this season as a group and into being where we are in the table. The opportunity to finish the season and complete the job is massive for us all.

“Everyone is raring to go and eager to make the most of this opportunity.

“The focus is very much the same. If anything, the break from football for so long and having it taken away from us has made us all hungrier to succeed. It definitely has for me.

“We’ll be taking each game one at a time and going into each game giving our all.”

Ajayi has made 35 league appearances for the Baggies this season and scored five goals.

By Adeboye Amosu

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