April 23, 2024

Don Goodman admits to a ‘gulf’ ahead of a probable FA Cup tie between West Brom and Wolves.

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Don Goodman believes West Brom can compete with Wolves in the FA Cup, despite a “gulf” in quality.

The Black Country rivals were placed together in last week’s fourth-round draw, although Wolves must first beat Brentford in a replay.

If they do, it will be the first time the two teams have met since 2020-21, when both games were played behind closed doors.

They have not met in front of spectators since 2012, when Albion won 5-1 at Molineux, and the most recent game at The Hawthorns was in October 2011.

Goodman, who played for both clubs, is looking forward to seeing the West Midlands rivals square off again.

“It would be the first one in a while,” Goodman said to West Brom News. “The fact that it’s at The Hawthorns will help to even things out.

“And we’ve seen a distinction between the Premier League and that section of the Championship.”

“We recently witnessed Newcastle go to Sunderland and win comfortably 3-0.


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“There is a gap, and you need to do everything you can to bridge it.

“The difference between Sunderland and West Brom is extensive experience.

“West Bromwich Albion’s squad is undoubtedly the most experienced in the Championship.

“I don’t think they’ll freeze like Sunderland’s young players did.”

“If Wolves do get past Brentford – and I hope they do because the region misses games like this – it’ll make for an intriguing game.”

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