Reality set in for Darren Moore and his squad when they fell to a 2-1 defeat to Bolton on the opening day of the new season.
If there weren’t any doubts about the challenge the Baggies face this season before kick-off, then the recently-relegated side will be well aware of the challenge that they face in the second tier.
Josh Magennis put Bolton in front on his debut for his new club before Harvey Barnes scored on his competitive debut for the Baggies.
Norwich City loanee Yanic Wildschut scored the winning goal of the game.
Here is how we rated Moore’s men.