He says Monday‚Äôs 2-0 victory over Liverpool has given Steve Clarke‚Äôs men renewed belief they can achieve their target of surpassing last season‚Äôs 47-point haul and the club‚Äôs best-ever Barclays Premier League finish of tenth.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs still the same targets we‚Äôve 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,‚ÄĚ said McAuley to the Albion website.
‚ÄúThat‚Äôs the focus. We‚Äôve got 12 games left and we need to win as many of those as we can.
‚ÄúLiverpool is a fantastic club with a great history so to take six points off them this season is fantastic.
‚ÄúWe needed to get the feel-good factor going again.
‚ÄúThere has been a lot of things being talked about and we wanted to get a result and start talking about football again.
‚ÄúWe needed to move on and draw a line under everything.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôve got the lads back on the park again, fit, and hopefully we can go out and pick up some results now.‚ÄĚ