West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone insists that the whole side deserve credit for the clean sheets the team have picked up in recent weeks.
Slaven Bilic’s side have been known for their free-flowing football this season but they have developed a real resilience in the past month or so, with Johnstone keeping four clean sheets in five on the road.
However, the Baggies number one refused to take all the praise when speaking to the official site, instead highlighting the role his teammates play.
“I’m really happy to have contributed to the results away from home in recent weeks but, if I’m honest, it’s been a complete team effort.
“It’s one of the best feelings for a goalkeeper. It makes you feel great when you see nil against the name of the team you have played against. If you keep a clean sheet it normally means that the whole team has defended really well and kept a solid shape. So I really do think that it’s a collective achievement.”
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Despite the recent shutout on Albion’s travels, Johnstone is yet to keep a clean sheet at The Hawthorns this season and he will hope to change that against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.
Johnstone has been superb this season and he has really stepped up recently, with his form crucial to Albion grinding out wins away from home recently.
But, as he stresses, it is a team effort and it’s not like the keeper has been required to pull off incredible saves throughout games because he has been protected well.
The challenge now is for the team to replicate that at home because they’re lack of clean sheets at home is a concern.
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