Webster: I can be a positive influence on young players

Defender happy to be experienced head in a young Albion squad.

By Charlie Hanson • 26 July 2021

By Paul Hazlewood
Adam Webster made 29 Premier League appearances last season for Albion.

Adam Webster believes his understanding of the game came on leaps and bounds last season, and he hopes to be able to pass his knowledge to Albion’s up and coming crop of youngsters.

The 26-year-old played 29 Premier League games last year, missing the other nine because of an ankle injury he picked up against Burnley in February.

“To do it at the highest level, it can’t be far off my best season in football,” Webster said. “It was frustrating for me that I missed nine games through injury when I was really enjoying myself, but it was definitely a good season for me and I want to build on that.

“My understanding of the game improved a lot last season, I am getting more experienced and that side of your game improves with that.

By James Boardman
The defender hopes to be a positive influence on younger players in the Albion dressing room.

“I can help the younger players around me instead of being the one that other people are looking to help. My experience is a big part of that and hopefully I can try and help the young lads, as we have got quite a few of them in the squad.

“With experience you learn to move on from mistakes and deal with them, but everyone copes differently. People who are hard on themselves have a tougher time because of it, even if it’s not as bad as they think it is.

“You can’t let it affect you because it can really have a negative impact on your game. I think it’s important to stay level-headed.”