Ian Hendon was content after watching his side earn a 1-1 Barclays Under-21 Premier League draw with West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns.

Yassine El Ghanassy opened the scoring for the home side after five minutes but the Development Squad were only behind for three minutes as Rob Hall levelled from a free-kick at The Hawthorns.

After losing 2-0 to Bolton Wanderers in their previous fixture, Hendon was happy to see his side bounce back against an experienced Baggies line-up.

"Overall I am pleased with a point because we played a very good team containing a few first-team players and we competed every step of the way," he confirmed.

"We worked hard defensively before the game because we have been conceding from a lot of set-pieces and I think you could tell. We stood firm and looked strong when defending free-kicks and corners."

Hendon continued by paying tribute to his side's work ethic and attitude, after they displayed a different side to their game than in previous encounters.

"You saw a very different side to our game on Sunday," explained Hendon. "We didn't have the majority of possession like we have had in previous games, but we worked hard, stuck at it and ground out a result.

"We, like most weeks, had a very young team out there, so to see them come through and get a result - particularly after going a goal down after five minutes - was very pleasing."

Hall made his Barclays Premier League debut in the 3-0 home win over Fulham recently and showed his sublime ability by equalising with a direct free-kick.

"We equalised soon after we went behind. Rob scored a great free-kick and showed again why he is in and around the first team. He is a very good player.

"Seb Lletget also had a very good game in the centre of midfield. We didn't have much of the ball, particularly in the second half, and he worked tirelessly to break down the play."

Next on the agenda for the Development Squad is a tricky looking encounter against unbeaten Group A leaders Arsenal at Rush Green on Friday evening.