Max Melbourne reacts on Twitter after being included on West Brom bench

Alan Pardew, Manager of West Bromwich Albion looks on prior to the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace at The Hawthorns on December 2, 2017 in West...

Max Melbourne was included on the bench for West Bromwich Albion's Premier League clash with Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Max Melbourne of West Bromwich Albion during the pre season friendly match against Port Vale at Vale Park on August 1, 2017 in Burslem, England.Max Melbourne

Max Melbourne has taken to Twitter to express his delight at being included in the West Brom matchday squad for the first time, and his disappointment at the result against Crystal Palace.

The Baggies took on Roy Hodgson's men at The Hawthorns in Alan Pardew's first game in charge of the club following confirmation of his appointment as Tony Pulis' successor earlier this week.

Alan Pardew, Manager of West Bromwich Albion during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace at The Hawthorns on December 2, 2017 in West Bromwich, England.

It was an encouraging performance from West Brom, but they were unable to end their long wait for a win - Pulis' last victory in charge came back in August - and the game finished goalless to leave Pardew's men just outside the bottom three.

It was perhaps because the game was in the balance that Pardew decided against handing Melbourne his first-team debut after including him on the bench for the first time.

Alan Pardew, Manager of West Bromwich Albion looks on prior to the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace at The Hawthorns on December 2, 2017 in West...

Melbourne has made a handful of appearances in the EFL Trophy for the Baggies' under-21 side, but he may perhaps be hoping that his inclusion is a sign of things to come for him regarding his first-team prospects.

And after the game, he took to social media to comment on his inclusion in the squad, but also admit that he was disappointed that the side were not able to end that wait for a win against the Eagles.

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