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Andrews: We must stick together
ALBION newcomer Keith Andrews has warned against the danger of too much expectation this season after the losing start under Oscar Garcia.
The Seagulls have suffered successive 2-1 defeats in the Championship following Saturday’s setback against Derby County at The Amex.
Andrews, who made his debut as a second-half substitute on a season-long loan from Bolton Wanderers, told The Argus: “There is a danger (of over-expectation) because you see it at quite a lot of teams.
“Teams that come up to the Premier League have a good season, then the following season they don’t do so well, then the fans start turning and getting on the manager’s back, and then possibly there’s a manager change.
“So I think it’s very important everybody sticks together during this time because there has been a lot of change. It’s certainly clear there’s been a lot of change from what I hear behind the scenes as well, so it’s something that everybody needs to stick with – the fans and everybody, the people around the place, and I’m sure with the manager in charge there will be success.”
Andrews believes it is just a matter of time before Albion are back on track after last season’s fourth place and turbulent summer, dominated by the sacking of ex-boss Gus Poyet for gross misconduct.
The 32-year-old Republic of Ireland international midfielder said: “This club has been on a rollercoaster the last few years, in terms of fans and people around the ground being used to success and the style of play.
“The manager’s come in as an unknown I suppose. I don’t really know all the ins and outs, but I’m sure the manager’s working very hard, the group of players he’s got is very talented and it’s a hard-working group of players, which I’ve seen first-hand from playing against them.
“So I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before we get the results.”
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