Robbo backing his Baggies
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bryan Robson thinks West Brom will give their supporters something to cheer.
Bryan Robson thinks his West Brom side will give their supporters something to cheer on Tuesday night when Blackburn Rovers provide the opposition.
The Baggies need to win their game in hand to boost their hopes of beating relegation after a 4-0 setback at Middlesbrough at the weekend.
The Riverside rout brought an impressive run of form to an end and Robson is determined his players bounce back against a resilient Rovers side managed by his former Manchester United team-mate Mark Hughes.
"They don't score too many goals but they don't concede too many," he told Sky Sports News. "That's why they're not getting beat.
"Mark has got them well organised. They are a strong side and we've got to match that side of it and, hopefully, break them down.
"With our home support and the way the players have been playing at The Hawthorns, we go into it in good heart."
The relegation battle is really hotting up between Albion, Southampton, Crystal Palace and Norwich City with Fulham still looking a little nervously over their shoulders.
"Full credit to the four teams at the bottom," admitted Robson. "Where the pressure has been on them for quite a long time now but they've all responded with good results, making it difficult for everybody down there.
"We've got to make sure we keep going. That's what we've got to do - turn the tables and put the pressure back on the other three teams down there with us.
"The fans have been terrific and full credit to the players as, up until Saturday, we'd given them something to cheer about.
"We've got to turn it round and give them something to cheer on Tuesday night. I'm sure the lads will. I'm sure they will give it a real good go and I know the fans will be right behind us.
"We've got to put the pressure back on the other teams so a win for us is vital."
West Brom face both Arsenal and Manchester United in their run-in.
Robson hopes to have Russell Hoult, Kieran Richardson and Geoff Horsfield all fit for their Blackburn assignment.