Dean Smith summed it up perfectly when he spoke of a “belief and confidence” running through the squad – and the smiles said it all this week.
There’s a feel-good factor in camp at present and Smith will be eager to continue that as we face the Baggies on Friday.
He’s been impressed with the application of his players, who have worked relentlessly over the past few days as they look for a top result at The Hawthorns.
He said: “Confidence is huge in sport and you can feel it with the players at the moment.
“They have that belief they can go anywhere and win a game of football.
“But they also know they’ve got to be on top of their game and work hard.
“We have certainly got better. We play with more intensity, too. Long may that continue.”
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