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Irvine: West Brom boo-boys do hurt

West Bromwich Albion boss Alan Irvine admits he's "hurt" by the Baggies' boo-boys.

Irvine says he is hurt at the boo-boys who turned when he replaced Stephane Sessegnon with Georgios Samaras against Arsenal.

"It hurts. I'd be telling lies if it didn't hurt. It stings - there's no doubt about that.

"I made a decision that I thought might get us into the game and it nearly worked. We were more dangerous in that last period of the game than we had been in the rest of the game, despite the fact that we'd had all that possession throughout the game.

"There's nothing I can do or say at this moment that would change people's minds as far as that was concerned.

"We need to get back to winning at home and we need to do that as quickly as we possibly can.

"We've got another stiff test coming against a team that is fifth in the league. So I could have asked for slightly better fixtures at this time. That's the way they come. West Ham have done really well so far. I have seen them live a couple of times, but it is a game we need to go into with a very positive outlook.

"We've done more work in terms of our attacking play today and hopefully we will see the fruits of that work."

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