Neal Maupay was delighted to score on his return to the Albion side as they drew 1-1 with Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.

The 23-year-old started his first game since the defeat to Bournemouth at the end of January and levelled the match up in the 29th minute, when Aaron Mooy’s free kick was headed towards goal by Adam Webster and Maupay headed the ball into the top corner.

The French striker described how happy he was to get a goal on his return to the side.

He said: “I am really delighted to get on the scoresheet today (Saturday).

“Obviously I have been struggling a bit in front of goal the last few weeks.

“I had a few chances, but I always miss something like the keeper saves it or I could have finished the ball better, so it was a hard time.

“With strikers sometimes you score, sometimes you don’t, but you have to keep working hard to believe in yourself and I am glad to have a manager who believes in me as well, which I have to thank him for as he is the one who picks the players and he picked me today.

“I am happy for me and I am happy for the team.”

Maupay also eluded to how well Albion defended in order to restrict the Blades to just the one goal.

He said: “Against teams like Sheffield United you have to defend with 11 players, which is what we did today.

“Glenn (Murray) has done a really good job up top recently and did well today and I tried to help the team as well and I think overall everyone worked really hard and that is why we only conceded one goal.”

Albion have now drawn their last three games on the trot and Maupay feels they would have lost this type of game a few weeks ago.

He said: “We are quite happy with the draw because it was a really tough game against a really good team.

"They are really good at what they do and most of the game we were defending and I think it is a game that we would have lost a few weeks ago, but today we showed our character and desire to defend well, so it is a good point for us.”