He says Mondayâ€™s 2-0 victory over Liverpool has given Steve Clarkeâ€™s men renewed belief they can achieve their target of surpassing last seasonâ€™s 47-point haul and the clubâ€™s best-ever Barclays Premier League finish of tenth.
â€śItâ€™s still the same targets weâ€™ve had from the beginning of the season, which were to finish higher than we did last year and with more points than we did last year,â€ť said McAuley to the Albion website.
â€śThatâ€™s the focus. Weâ€™ve got 12 games left and we need to win as many of those as we can.
â€śLiverpool is a fantastic club with a great history so to take six points off them this season is fantastic.
â€śWe needed to get the feel-good factor going again.
â€śThere has been a lot of things being talked about and we wanted to get a result and start talking about football again.
â€śWe needed to move on and draw a line under everything.
â€śWeâ€™ve got the lads back on the park again, fit, and hopefully we can go out and pick up some results now.â€ť