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West Brom sent this message by Leeds United as fans reveal concerns


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Kemar Roofe has talked about West Brom before returning to The Hawthorns with Leeds United on Saturday – and fans have also discussed the upcoming Championship conflict.

Albion has also paid a heartfelt tribute to two previous players.

This is Baggie's news:

Roofes message

Kemar Roofe says it will be "just another goal" if he finds the net against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday night.

Roofe has been in the red-hot scoring form during Leeds United's ascension to the top of the Championship table and returns to The Hawthorns for the first time since leaving this weekend.

The Walsall-born attacker has found the network seven times in 10 league matches this term to track Marcelo Bielsa's team's accusation against the Premier League.

But even though he spent 16 years of his life in Albion, the points this weekend have no extra meaning for the 25-year-old.

He said, "It would just be another goal, no matter who I'm doing or how they go in, it's just about helping the team win."

Read more here.

Fans are not self-confident

Last time West Brom played Leeds in the league on The Hawthorns, they won 4-2 in the caretakers' match.

It was September 30, 2006 when Diomansy Kamara scored twice, Martin Albrechtsen and Kevin Phillips once, when Baggies played an hour with ten men.

Geoff Horsfield tried to kick a return from the visitors – but became short as Nigel Pearson, who stood in front of the broken Bryan Robson, exceeded Kevin Blackwell's replacement John Carver.

The clubs meet for the first time in 11 years this weekend, when Baggies appears to finish his winless run of four matches against the Championship leaders.

And it does not seem much optimism among the leaders after defeats to Wigan, Derby and Hull and the draw with Blackburn.

Here's a taste or what Albion fans say.

Dave Chantry: Can only see a winner in this game and it's not us

Grantham Chatterley: 2.0 Leeds I'm afraid

Wayne Nicholls: Which team we had then compared to today's law

Lee Payne: With 10 men also if I remember correctly came Koumas and ran the show.

John Moore: If we are not 100 percent better than the last 4 games, they win easily

Ronald Pratt: Depending on whether ALBION wants to win and turn up, they are not the last 4 games.

Read more here.

Wood Talk

Chris Wood has taken a cricket road to the Premier League.

Not only has New Zealand's international journey traveled from the other side of the world to make its name in England, he has traveled up and down the country and builds his reputation.

With a first chance of West Brom, he spent his education year, transferred to Leicester and then Leeds – and now Burnley.

Throughout that time, he has maintained links with West Midlands, reinforced with the arrival of Birmingham City, another of his former clubs, by Garry Monk.

It was like Leeds's manager that Monk realized the potential that persuaded Tony Mowbray to give him a shot almost a decade ago.

Here's what his previous bosses have said about him.

Read more here.

Chris Wood is trying to come across Bristol City's Lewin Nyatanga.

Heartwarming tribute

West Brom has included two players killed during World War I by uploading veteran profiles to their first team campaign online.

William Jackson and England amateur Harold Bache are now sitting next to the current starring stars in a mark of the 100th Anniversary of the Army.

Jackson, born in Wednesbury in April 1894, represented only Albion several times before being killed in action in May 1917 while serving as a second lieutenant in the West Yorkshire Regiment.

Bache, born in Worcestershire in August 1889, played for both Corinthian FC and Baggies.

He played 14 times for Albion and scored four goals.

Less than seven weeks after war was declared in 1914, Bache joined the West Bromwich Company of Staffordshire Battalion.

He was killed for 26 years and served to Lancashire Fusiliers in an attempt to recapture an area of ​​Ypres called The Bluff.

His name appears on a plaque outside Hawthorns.

Read more here.

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