By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Robert Earnshaw admits it is frustrating being sat on the substitutes' bench.Robert Earnshaw admits it is frustrating being sat on the substitutes' bench but is prepared to help West Brom in any way he can.
The Wales international has been consigned to the bench for The Baggies' past five games as the club look to preserve their Premiership status.
The only defeat in that spell was at champions-elect Chelsea, although Earnshaw pressed his own claims for inclusion with a hat-trick from the bench against Charlton Athletic.
His stunning treble at The Valley failed to persuade manager Bryan Robson to break up the front line partnership between Kevin Campbell and Geoff Horsfield.
Instead, Earnshaw has been forced to bide his time and, while acknowledging it is not ideal, he is determined to aid West Brom's fight for survival.
"It's not nice but you have to get on with it," Earnshaw told Sky Sports News about being on the bench.
"Sometimes things don't go your way whatever you do so you get on with things and hopefully it's for the good of the team."
Earnshaw is anxious not to rock the boat, despite his personal plight, as he wants to ensure the entire squad are pulling in the same direction during the closing weeks of the season.
He added: "I mean, you get on with it and wish them luck.
"We're all together and have been all season. We've just got to keep that going, keep together. We're doing well right now and we'll stick together."