Hayden On O.g.

Hayden Mullins admits he was "absolutely devastated" to have scored the own goal which gave West Brom a point on Saturday.

Speaking of his second half header that unfortunately cancelled out Brian Deane's goal at the Hawthorns, he says:

"I was getting back at pace and the way the ball was coming at me meant I was caught in two minds - I was trying to help it over but it was one of those things and couldn't have flown more into the very corner of the goal.

"I was absolutely devastated as I was at the end of the game as well; Alan just said those things happen all the time, that it was a slice of bad luck, and it is about how we go on now.

"If we had won it would have been a massive three points for us but now we just have to build on what we have got.

"Until I did score that own goal we didn't see them posing a threat at all.

"Taking nothing away from them but they are top of the league and to nullify their threat meant we were set on course.

"It was hard after the own goal; people say you have to carry on doing your own thing which is the right thing to do but it is always preying on your mind, especially with it being so close to the end of the game."

Speaking ahead of the Stoke game, he adds:

"I don't know if a goal would make up for it - maybe a hat trick would.

"I think that every time we have played at home we have started well against teams and got a fast goal so that is what we need tonight; once the fans are rocking, singing, and shouting, it is quality and it puts the other team on the back foot.

"Hopefully we can get another three, four, or even five and start getting up that table.

"We have got that slight front foot at home and I think teams are looking around and being intimidated.

"Stoke may be struggling but we don't want to take them too lightly at home; everyone is beating everyone in this division but if we are focused we should be winning.

"At least we have seen the last of West Brom now but I am not sure they have deserved four points in the two meetings we have had."