Premier League: Pepe Mel feels West Brom need more than one win to be safe
West Brom boss Pepe Mel does not believe one win will be enough to ensure his side safety from relegation this season.
Last Updated: 21/04/14 7:09pm
The Baggies are currently 16th in the table and three points above the relegation zone, although they do have two games in hand on three of the four teams below them in the table.
They face Manchester City on Monday in a game that will be shown live on Sky Sports and, although a win at the Etihad would be a major boost for his team, Mel is adamant it would not allow them to relax.
When asked if a win would be enough to realistically guarantee them a place in the Premier League next season, Mel replied: "No, I don't think so.
"I really do like the Premier League - because every week things change."
Mel also admitted to studying the table and fixtures list to try and get an idea as to where the battle against the drop will be won and lost for the teams involved.
"I imagine another 10 or 12 managers are possibly doing the same - both those at the top and the bottom of the league," he said. "But what we really need to worry about most is ourselves."
After the City game, West Brom host West Ham and then travel to Arsenal and Sunderland before a last-day encounter against Stoke at the Hawthorns.
West Brom head into Monday's contest in fairly decent form, having won twice and lost only once in their last five games.
Defender Jonas Olsson and midfielder James Morrison are doubts for the match, while on-loan winger Scott Sinclair will definitely miss out against his parent club.
Sinclair has had a disappointing time since joining Albion on a season-long deal last summer with a view to a permanent switch, starting only six matches in all competitions.
Sinclair's girlfriend, the actress Helen Flanagan, has fuelled speculation that the 25-year-old will not be at the club next season by saying the couple "won't be staying in Birmingham".
When asked about Sinclair, Mel said: "He really has trained very well and I've got absolutely no problem with him.
"I just select the best players for a specific match.
"But I think now is not really the time to be talking about the future of the players and the only thing we should be concerned about is the future of West Brom."