Shane Duffy wants to help repay Albion’s home fans with a precious win.

But he has warned their bid to beat Newcastle will not be pretty.

The Albion centre-back has joked he would love a 6-5 win.

But the reality is the quest for a much-needed victory will be built on the sort of defensive rigour which has seen them make life tough for Wolves and Spurs on the road.

Albion are preparing to return to the home patch where they suffered humbling defeats to Bournemouth and Cardiff in the last fortnight.

Duffy said: “It’s tough because the fans want to see goals going in and it has been a long time since we have scored a goal.

“I understand completely where they are coming from but it’s not through a lack of trying.

“Things are just not dropping for us.

“They have been brilliant for us all season and they know that so we just have to repay them on Saturday.

“A couple of goals and a clean sheet would be the perfect way.”

Duffy is aware fans will call for their side to attack more than they did at Molineux and in North London.

But he warned: “It doesn’t have to be pretty, it has to be a result.

“We’ve got to do the exact same thing we have done these two games.

“Not thinking we are at home so we have to be open and expansive.

“We have seen what has happened in the last couple of (home) games when we have tried to open up and score a few goals.

“Our identity is back and that is the most important thing.

“The goals will come off the shape.”

He added: "I don’t care if we win 6-5 as long as we win.

“Three points is the most important but obviously a clean sheet helps you get the win.”