McAuley speaks about massive game for West Brom; says Baggies must put things right

The West Bromwich Albion player is looking ahead to their game against Sunderland.

West Bromwich Albion defender Gareth McAuley has been speaking to the Express & Star about his side’s upcoming match against Sunderland.

The Baggies are currently 17th in the Premier League having collected eight points from their first eight matches while Sunderland are two places and five points worse off in 19th.

West Brom have work to do after losing their two league matches directly before the international break, to Crystal Palace and Everton, and a win against Sunderland would see them start to climb further away from the bottom three.

“This is a massive game for us and we’ll be looking to put things right after two poor results and performances we weren’t happy with,” McAuley told the Express & Star.

The 35-year-old centre-back has played seven matches so far this season and he was part of the side that kept three consecutive clean sheets earlier in the campaign.

How West Brom could do with that kind of defensive solidity again, starting against the Black Cats. The problem is, Sunderland are likely to be buoyed by the recent arrival of new manager Sam Allardyce so the Baggies could be in for a tough afternoon.

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