Alan Pardew says West Brom fans must stick with them if they are to avoid relegation
By Matthew Treadwell
Last Updated: 04/03/18 5:27pm
West Brom boss Alan Pardew says their supporters must get behind them as they try to avoid relegation from the Premier League.
The Baggies' 1-0 defeat away to Watford on Saturday means they remain bottom of the table, eight points adrift of safety with only nine matches to play.
Leicester visit The Hawthorns on Saturday and under-fire manager Pardew insists everyone involved with the club must "stick together" if they are to avoid dropping down to the Sky Bet Championship.
"The mood of our stadium next week can only be one thing for us and hopefully the fans will stay with us," he said.
"Although 30,000 of our fans were not at Watford because it was an away game - we appreciate the 2,000 that travelled - they have to come in a positive mode to The Hawthorns for us because that is the only chance we have got.
Deeney deepens West Brom woes
Troy Deeney's unanswered goal deepened West Brom's relegation woes and piled the pressure on Alan Pardew.
"The only chance we have got is to stick together and I said that to the players afterwards. So, hopefully our fans stay with us and next week we reward them with a win."
Pardew felt his side were unlucky to lose at Vicarage Road, with Hornets striker Troy Deeney scoring the winner on 77 minutes.
But Pardew said he saw enough from the game to show cause for optimism as they look to secure a vital three points against Leicester.
"It is a process of staying true to your profession and that is what I will do and I hope my players do the same," he added.
"We will go to work next week to try and get ourselves a win and that is all we can do.
"In terms of building on that performance, there is something there from the game against Watford to build on."
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