West Brom: We’re all in this together – Ridgewell

Liam Ridgewell and West Brom team-mates

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Liam Ridgewell says he and his West Brom team-mates are relying on their past experiences to guide them through their current troubles and away from the Premier League drop zone.

The Baggies will start Wednesday’s clash with Newcastle sat 15th in the table, two points above the bottom three but are in decent form, having drawn their last three matches.

These results have all come in spite of them still being without a manager following the dismissal of Steve Clarke in December and it now looks as if they won’t be able to make an appointment until after the weekend, following another few days of uncertainty after Spaniard Pepe Mel was ruled out of the race for the role.

Keith Downing is currently the man leading the side but whoever comes in, they will certainly have plenty of experience to call on, especially at the bottom end of the table where the likes of Ridgewell, Ben Foster and Shane Long have all tasted relegation from the top flight.

The defender knows the pain of failing to handle the current situation after going down with Birmingham in 2011 and says that everyone in the dressing room is doing their best to come together and ensure the Baggies retain their Premier League status.

“In the dressing room we’ve been rallying around, making sure everyone is together and everyone knows what they have to do,” he told the club’s official website. “A lot of the players have been in this position before and everyone has been saying their bit and trying to make sure everyone is on the same page and going in the right direction.”

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