Alan Pardew: Baggies staring into abyss


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West Brom are going to struggle to save their Premier League status now admits under fire boss Alan Pardew. The Baggies lost 2-1 at home to Huddersfield on Saturday at the Hawthorns.

Their latest defeat leaves West Brom seven points from safety with only ten games remaining and on the brink of dropping into the Championship after eight years in the top tier.

Pardew was brought in to replace Tony Pulis earlier in the season but has not been able to work his magic on West Brom.

Their record over the course of this season and towards the end of last term suggests survival may be beyond them, admits the former Crystal Palace and Newcastle boss.

Asked if it will be tough for West Brom to save this season, Pardew replied: “I think it is. Three wins in 37 games says it all really – we’ve got to find a way.

“However we get it, maybe it can spark us into life. We’ve got players who can perform better than they have done today. We need to bring those performances to the pitch somehow.”

Saturday’s defeat to direct relegation rivals Huddersfield was met with a chorus of boos from disgruntled Albion supporters at the Hawthorns. Some have suggested that 56-year-old could face the sack after just three months in charge, but Pardew remains defiant that he’ll try and get things right.

“You have to persist in your values and in what you think is right,” Pardew added.

“We’ll set our team up as strong as we can next week and try a game of football.”

West Brom are 3.40 to win their next game away at Watford, though the Baggies are now just 1.17 to be relegated this season.

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