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West Bromwich Albion secure promotion to Premier League

"Ecstatic", "over the moon" and "awesome" were some of the reactions from West Bromwich Albion fans as the team heads back to the Premier League.

The Baggies secured automatic promotion back to the top flight with a three -two win at Doncaster.

West Brom's Head Coach, Roberto Di Matteo said it had been a "great season".

He paid tribute to the "amazing" fans and the players who he said had "given him everything".

Roberto Di Matteo
Roberto Di Matteo has paid tribute to fans and players

Fans celebrate

Chairman of West Bromwich Albion Supporters' Club, John Homer described it as a "tremendous feat" for the Club and for Roberto Di Matteo.

"He [Roberto Di Matteo] should be manager of the year in the Championship," he added.

Looking forward

Looking ahead to another season in the Premier League, John acknowledged that there were a lot of big teams "ready to swallow you up".

He said: "Whether the squad is really strong enough for that at this moment in time is debatable and really you have to look at a few acquisitions."

That view was shared by former Baggies boss Ron Atkinson who said: "Hopefully the Albion will go up this time and consolidate."

"He [Di Matteo] does need players- no question about that, he'll need three or four," he said.

Former Albion star, Cyrille Regis said: "It's a great day for all the Baggies fans, to see such a fantastic club back in the Premiership."




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