James McClean thanks fans for sticking with West Brom during 'unacceptable' season
James McClean has posted a heartfelt message thanking the Albion fans for sticking with the team during a season that fell below expectations.
After Sunday's 2-0 defeat to Crystal Palace ensured the Baggies would finish bottom of the Premier League, McClean offered a frank assessment of the campaign.
He admitted the season was 'unacceptable', but is confident Darren Moore's stint as caretaker boss has proved there is hope for the future.
Writing on Instagram, he said: "Extremely difficult to put anything positive on this season, it is what (it) is and thats been unacceptable, can blame it on one reason or another but reality is over course of a season we fell well below the expectations from everyone at the club and the fans.
"Like to thank the fans for their continued support throughout the season for sticking by us as a team when at times it would of been very easy not too, we share your frustrations and hurt i can promise you that.
"Having said that from the minute Mooro and his coaching staff came in, i hope its been shown that there is hope to rebuild and not all is lost for what lies ahead next season but also beyond and for that... all credit goes to them!
"To finish whatever happen to this set of players as a squad, to an individual its been a pleasure to share a dressing room with them, to call them mates as well as team mates because its a great set of lads.. thank you and god bless."