Will a packed North Stand ever get the chance to acclaim an expert finish from Danny Welbeck for Albion?

The out-of-contract striker did it again in front of that traditional home of the more vocal home fans to give his side a 1-0 lead over West Ham tonight.

The eventual 1-1 draw for an unfamiliar line-up was a decent point against the Euro-chasing Hammers.

But it felt a little disappointing as that Welbeck finish was cancelled out by a superb curler from Said Benrahma from 20 yards.

This final game behind closed doors might have ended as triumphantly as the first, 11 months ago, versus Arsenal.

Alireza Jahanbakhsh had gone close three times as a drab first half gave way to a lively second.


But it was the man who replaced the Iranian, Percy Tau, who carved a way through with a precise pass, threaded into Welbeck’s clever run.

That was the best moment we have seen uet from Tau in an Albion shirt.

At the back, a Dunkless defence worked hard and must have thought they were closing in on a treasured clean sheet.

Fans return on Tuesday. Packed houses should follow next season.

Welbeck will be there when Manchester City visit in midweek. But will he next season?