West Brom News: Moore wants to see Baggies battle

1 year ago

In the latest West Brom news, caretaker boss Darren Moore has called for his side to keep fighting in their battle to avoid relegation from the Premier League.

The Baggies chances of remaining in the top-flight appear slim, as they currently sit bottom of the standings and 10 points adrift of safety with just five league games remaining.

Things don’t get any easier for Albion, as they must travel to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United in their next match on Sunday and they will head into that contest having won just once in the league since August.

Moore did guide his side to a 1-1 draw against Swansea during his first match in temporary charge last week and he has called for his players to show their fighting spirit they are going to need between now and the end of the season.

Moore said: “No. It is all about the next fixture. We’ll keep fighting, we’ll keep planning and preparing as best as we possibly can and remain focused.

“The supporters and everybody connected with the football club would expect that from us and that is exactly what they are going to get.”

West Brom’s survival chances could indeed receive a boost for the clash with United, as Nacer Chadli, Daniel Sturridge and Sam Field are all pushing for returns to the matchday squad following injury layoffs.

Moore is hopeful all three players will be available for Sunday’s clash, but he insists he will not take any unnecessary risks.

“All those three are now back in training which is excellent for us – delighted to have them back,” the 43-year-old added.

“It is always good to have additions to the squad and all three players are quality players. We will see how they train over these next few days. It is possible they could be part of the squad.”

West Brom are priced at 18/1 with Paddy Power to beat United at Old Trafford on Sunday and they do have a recent precedent of doing just that, as they won 1-0 at the Theatre of Dreams in 2015.