Watford vs West Brom Preview

Chris Brunt is among the West Brom players that could be recalled by Alan Pardew

Chris Brunt is among the West Brom players that could be recalled by Alan Pardew

Albion lost 1-0 to Watford on Saturday but deserved to get something out of the game after a committed performance from their players. Meanwhile, West Brom go into this game with a four-game loss streak.

The travelling West Brom supporters joined the Watford fans in goading Pardew by singing that he will be sacked on Sunday morning.

"I have got no message to the board".

"For me, the best way to prepare for every match is to only think about the next three points".

"I think from mine and the players' point of view, we are best focusing on Leicester and trying to get a win and then going from there".

"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.

Both sides came into the game focused on slightly different relegation battles.

Under-fire boss Pardew was happy with his side's overall display in their 1-0 defeat at Watford on Saturday, but admits that wins are now desperately needed, starting with the visit of Leicester City to The Hawthorns next weekend.

First, he beat the offside trap only to shoot straight at Karnezis, before failing to find the target with a poor header from Kieran Gibbs' cross moments later. There's many times after a game I'll hold my hands up and say I didn't set ourselves up right.

Pardew's future looks certain to be called into question with his side rooted to the foot of the table and his dismal record of one win in 15 games since he took charge in November.

The Baggies board have chose to keep the failing head coach in place for at least one more game due to an improved performance against Watford even though Albion lost 1-0.

The Hornets have climbed to ninth with their top-flight status seemingly secured.

"We're in a hard position", he said.

"Troy is not only important for goals but important for us on the pitch, off the pitch and he is our captain, too".

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