Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha during the Premier League match at Selhurst Park, London
Monday Jan 21, 2019. 09:00
West Bromwich Albion attacker Dwight Gayle has called for his team to focus on the task at hand as they take on Bolton Wanderers in the EFL Championship tonight.
The match at the Macron Stadium will be live on Fox Sports 1 from 21h55 CAT.
The Baggies head into the clash knowing that a win would see them leapfrog Sheffield United into third place and within three points of the top two.
Gayle has admitted to keeping an eye on West Brom’s promotion rivals, but knows positive results elsewhere will be in vain if his team don't capitalise on the opportunity.
“Obviously you look at the other results and the standings in the league, but the most important thing is that we get back to doing what we need to do, and that’s to win games,” he told his club’s official website.
“It’s certainly going to come down to what we do at the end of the day.
“There’s no point in getting too focussed on other team’s results otherwise we’ll forget to get the result ourselves and then we’ll find ourselves struggling.
“We know Bolton are a defensive-based team and we know that we’re going to have to break them down.
“Any game in the Championship is going to be difficult. We know we’ll have to bring our A-game and be up for it.
“It’s very important for us to get three points, but they obviously need the three points themselves so it’s going to be a tough one. We’re looking forward to it.”
The 14-goal striker also spoke about the positive impact that Albion’s warm-weather training camp in Dubai has had on the squad, but says the players can’t wait to get back out on pitch after a nine-day break.
“It was good for the team to get away and have a different training atmosphere,” added Gayle.
“The boys were all together, we bonded really well and had a nice time. Hopefully we can get back on the pitch now and get focused on what we need to do against Bolton.”