West Brom defender Billy Jones believes fans of the club must back under-fire captain Chris Brunt.
The midfielder has been struggling form of late, and was the subject of ironic cheers as he was subbed during the Baggies’ recent defeat to Fulham.
Jones feels that his team-mate is getting undeserved treatment and urged supporters to get behind the 28-year-old:
“I don’t understand why they did that. You can tell that Brunty, the same as a lot of us, misplaced some passes, but the effort was still there.” He is quoted by The Mirror.
“He was challenging and working hard. It was one of those days for us -individually and as a team, we know that and we’ll learn from that.
“But Brunty’s a great player, he has been in the past and still is now. He’s a massive part of the starting 11 and the squad.”
West Brom were also booed off of the pitch during their defeat to the Cottagers and Jones feels that they are becoming victims of their early season success:
“The expectations we’ve put on ourselves, and the performances we’ve given in front of the home crowd, means they expect that.
“We expect high standards from ourselves, but against Fulham it wasn’t a good performance.
“Yes, there were misplaced passes and mistimed tackles, but all the lads gave it a right good go.”