Aston Villa ended West Brom’s season on Tuesday as they beat the Baggies on penalties in the semi-final of the play-offs.

West Brom won the second leg 1-0, taking the tie to extra-time and then penalties, which Villa, unfortunately, won.

It was West Brom’s first season back in the Championship after being relegated from the Premier League in 2018.

Darren Moore started the season in charge, before he was sacked in March following a string of poor performances and results, leaving James Shan in charge for the final few months of the campaign – including the play-offs.

West Brom are now tasked with appointing a permanent manager with the hope of mounting another promotion push next season.

But to do that, they will need to learn some important lessons from the 2018/19 season. What have they learned, though? Here are five things West Brom can take the season going into next year…