Robson: Fans deserved win
By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
West Brom boss Bryan Robson paid tribute to the club's fans after their 4-1 win.West Brom boss Bryan Robson paid tribute to the club's fans after his side thrilled their travelling support with a 4-1 win over Charlton Athletic at the Valley.
The Baggies gave themselves a chance to escape the relegation zone thanks to a Robert Earnshaw hat trick, and Robson was pleased that his team produced the performance the fans deserved.
"The fans were terrific, and the lads knew that we were going to have a real following down here," said Robson.
"We were talking about before the game that we didn't want to disappoint them and thankfully we have put in a good performance."
West Brom came out fighting from the start and Robson was pleased that the result matched the level of performance from his side, who he believes can still avoid the drop.
"I thought we started the game nice and bright, we scored a good goal, created a few good chances and that result's been coming.
"I think some of our away performances have been very good but we haven't got the breaks, but we got the breaks today.
"It gives us a chance, as long we can keep playing the way we are from now until the end of the season, if we get the breaks we have half a chance of getting out of it."
The former Middlesbrough boss also reserved praise for Earnshaw after his three goal salvo, although insisted that his attitude was evidence of a good team spirit at The Hawthorns.
"That's what's good about the lads at the moment, they've got a real good spirit going amongst them.
"Earnie, when I announced the team, he wasn't moping about the place, he was nice and bright in training yesterday, and it just shows that you can still play a major part even if you are a substitute."