Baggies in bullish mood
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
West Brom's players are bullish ahead of their next three crucial league games.
West Brom's players are bullish ahead of three games that they concede will make or break their season.
Bryan Robson's side gave themselves a glimmer of hope in their uphill battle against relegation with a vital 2-0 victory against Manchester City on Saturday.
The Baggies' next three league games are at home to Crystal Palace (February 1), away to Norwich City (February 5) and at home to Southampton (February 12) and those matches against fellow Premiership strugglers will go a long way to sealing their fate.
Jonathan Greening and Darren Purse believe seven points from those three fixtures would be a good return.
"We need to get out of the bottom three," Greening told Sky Sports News.
"We've got the perfect opportunity to do that so it is make or break for us because, if we lose all three, we're going to be struggling.
"We've got to perform well and, if we win two out of three or all three, we'll be delighted with that.
"Personally, I'm very confident in the way the team's been playing and I think there's a great chance of staying up but, obviously, we've got three games to prove it and we'll try to do that."
Defender Purse agrees that the three games are critical for Albion.
"You've got to take points off the teams who are down there with you," he told Sky Sports News. "We'll know by the end of February if we have a realistic chance of staying up.
"If we get seven points, we'll give ourselves a great chance of staying up."
Meanwhile, Lee Marshall is making a return to action after nine months on the sidelines in the reserve team clash at Middlesbrough.