Sawyers staying grounded

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Romaine Sawyers feels West Brom have made a great start to the Championship season but is refusing to get carried away.

Romaine Sawyers feels West Brom have made a great start to the Championship season but is refusing to get carried away.

The Baggies sit proudly at the top of the second-tier standings, with six wins and four draws giving them a 22-point haul after 11 matches.

They are level on that number with Nottingham Forest, while Preston North End and Swansea are just a point behind.

It is tight at the top but the West Midlanders are where they want to be in their quest for automatic promotion to the Premier League.

Slaven Bilic’s side are hoping to get back to the promised land after being relegated when finishing bottom of the top flight in 2017-2018.

Sawyers, capped 26 times by Saint Kitts and Nevis, has played every minute of the club’s Championship games this term, scoring his first goal of the campaign in Saturday’s 4-2 success over Cardiff City, having returned to The Hawthorns from Brentford in the summer.

The midfielder is pleased with the start Albion have made although he is well aware it is a 46-game season.

“We know there’s still a long way to go and there are twists and turns in this division every single week, but we’re happy with our start,” he told the club’s official website.

The return to domestic matters after the international break will see West Brom go up against a couple of struggling teams in Middlesbrough and then Barnsley.

Sawyers is hoping for more of the same and feels being top of the table in October is “a great foundation to build on for the rest of the season.”

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