Tony Pulis: West Bromwich Albion must avoid complacency

Tony Pulis West Bromwich Albion

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West Brom manager Tony Pulis has warned his squad against complacency for the rest of the campaign as they continue to try and widen the gap between themselves and the relegation zone.

Pulis took charge of the struggling club at the start of 2015, earning a 7-0 victory over Conference Premier side Gateshead in the FA Cup on January 3.

The former Stoke and Crystal Palace boss has since gone on to help the club move up and away from the bottom three, losing one of his nine games in charge in all competitions.

West Brom currently lie 14th, five points clear of the drop zone, but Pulis has warned his squad against thinking the job is already done.

The Baggies were held to a goalless draw by fellow strugglers Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Saturday and Pulis has called on his men to keep focused on the task in hand for the remaining 12 league outings.

Pulis said: “I’ve been involved in relegation fights a few times and you can never take your foot off the pedal.

“It’s going to be nip and tuck until the end of the season.

“We’ve got 12 games to go and we have to glean as many points as we can – we’re in the scrap with eight or nine other teams, and everybody is fighting for their lives.”

West Brom are priced at 3.27 to win their next league outing when they host Southampton, who can be backed at 2.13 to claim all three points at the Hawthorns on Saturday.

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