Premier League: Liam Ridgewell claims West Brom want to 'shut people up'
Liam Ridgewell believes a recent dressing room row has helped to rally West Brom's players in the battle for survival.
Last Updated: 14/04/14 10:15am
Last month's 3-3 draw at home with Cardiff City, who scored a late equaliser, was followed by a bust-up in the dressing room which involved James Morrison and Saido Berahino.
Since that incident, West Brom have won at Norwich City and drawn at home with Tottenham, and Ridgewell feels the squad is now united.
Asked if the players had rallied since the row, Ridgewell said: "Yeah, definitely. Everyone had a comment to make and everyone had something to say about us. We were keen to shut people up.
"We know what we have to do inside the dressing room. We have to make sure we get the points to stay up. The only way to shut people up is to make sure we survive. We are going to make sure we pick up the points and shut people up that way."
West Brom blew a three-goal lead in drawing 3-3 with Spurs on Saturday and Pepe Mel's side are three points outside the relegation zone with five games left to play.
Ridgewell added on the club's official website: "It's very tight and I think it's been like that for a couple of weeks now.
"Everyone has been dragged back into it - teams who probably thought they were safe.
"But it's in our own hands and we've got to make sure we pick up the points to make sure we're safe.
"People were saying it was one win, then it was a point, and then Cardiff went and won on Saturday.
"We are not looking at the table. As long as we keep picking up our points and winning our games we are safe, so that's the most important thing for us."