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Tom Solanke tasks West Brom against Burnley

Tom Solanke in colours of West Brom

English football of Nigerian origin Tom Solanke is demanding a response from West Bromwich Albion as they eye a win in their double-header Premier League 2 clash against Burnley.

The Baggies handled by Deon Durton lost 3-1 to the Clarets last week despite Owen Windsor's beauty in the second half.

Solanke is expecting the Albion to make a fast start as they look to end a run of six games without a win.

“We started too slow in the first half against Burnley last week,” Solanke told club website.

“But eventually we grew into the game, got closer to them and didn't give them much time on the ball.

“We should've done that from the start rather than getting in at half time to find a solution. If we'd realized sooner, we could've got something from the game. ”

“Before last week, November was the last time I played because of a quad injury I picked up during the game against Leeds. It was very frustrating because I felt I was finding my feet and my performances were improving week-by-week, ”he continued.

“It came at a time where I really wanted to kick on. Seeing everyone from the sidelines can be difficult, but it can be good as well because you can look into training from a different perspective rather than training yourself.

"You can improve your game just by watching other players and you have to use and see everything as a positive even during those tough times.

“The boys have got their heads down and are focused on getting a win. We have to go into the game confident knowing that we're going to put all our efforts into this. If we perform and do what we need to right, then the rest will take care of itself. "

Born in the United Kingdom to Nigerian parents, Solanke is eligible to represent Nigeria or England at international level.

Samuel AHMADU

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