Joel Lynch has been urged to go for more goals after his dramatic winner for Albion.

Lynch scored for only the second time in his professional career when his late header against Cheltenham was controversially ruled to have crossed the line on Tuesday.

It was his first goal for 22 months but made him the third Albion centre back to score in the last four home games after strikes by Tommy Elphick and Guy Butters, also from corners.

Albion boss Dean Wilkins admitted he ideally wanted to give Lynch more time to recover from a six-week injury lay-off.

But he also reckoned that goal was overdue.

Wilkins said: "I don't like putting players straight back in without having a game but it was a case of needs must.

"Joel scoring was a massive bonus. I've been quite critical when he has played in the past about him not even looking like he is going to score.

"He hasn't even looked like getting on the end of something."

Albion made a late decision to rest Lynch from last night's reserve game at QPR after his 45-minute run out on Tuesday.