Potter: Plenty of incentive to finish season strongly

Head coach says squad are fully focused on the next two games.

By Charlie Hanson • 14 May 2022

By Paul Hazlewood
Graham Potter's men face Leeds United on Sunday, before facing West Ham on the final day of the campaign.

Graham Potter reckons Albion have plenty of incentive to finish the season on a high, not least the financial benefit for the club.

Albion find themselves mathematically clear of relegation, but there is still the opportunity to finish as high as eighth, as well as the potential to finish in 14th spot.

While a club record points tally has been achieved, there is no excuse to slow down now according to the gaffer.

"Absolutely there’s something to play for,” Potter said. “You get the old 'well, they're not really playing for anything,’ Apart from the £13 million prize money for the club! (The difference in prize money between 8th and 14th spot in the Premier League).


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Potter's Leeds United press conference

"The guys want to finish as well as they can. They're young, ambitious, they want to do well. Everyone's fighting for the points, that's what the Premier League is.”

With that in mind, the head coach said the last thing Leeds will be expecting is an Albion team with their foot off the pedal.

“Leeds don't expect us to turn up there and have a nice, relaxed game and get ourselves back down the road.

"They'll know we are there to compete, to take the points ourselves, and that's what makes the league so difficult.

"We've been near the bottom and you don't get any help from anybody, you've got to do everything yourself. We need to maintain that mentality and finish the season as strongly as possible."