Adam Webster’s goalscoring return was one of many pluses for Albion despite the disappointment of Wednesday’s Carabao Cup exit.
The defender came back after a hamstring injury to score his first goal of the season as Albion drew 2-2 against Leicester City before losing 4-2 on penalties.
Webster played for just over an hour, his first action since coming off against Brentford on 11 September.
“I was delighted to be back out there, it’s never nice watching the boys from the stands," he said. “Penalties are a lottery but I thought we played well and grew into the game.
“The first goal gave them a leg up and the fans got behind them but once we found our feet after 15-20 minutes I thought we were arguably the better side.”
Webster pounced from close range to equalise after Shane Duffy had headed down a corner. “It was really nice to get on the scoresheet. It was on my left foot and it was bobbling around so it was pleasing to get off the mark.”
Webster now hopes he has put himself in Graham Potter’s thoughts for Saturday’s trip to Liverpool.
“I feel really good. It was a weird injury. I was running ten days after it happened so I felt pretty sharp when I came back to full training. Now I’m looking forward to Saturday.
"We won there 1-0 last season and that was amazing but this time there will be a full house and they will have a few players back. They are flying so we are going to have to be on the top of our game if we are to get anything from it, but we’ll relish the challenge.”