Foster: We're in a dogfight

  • Last Updated: February 4 2014, 16:07 GMT

Goalkeeper Ben Foster admits West Brom are in a "dogfight" for Premier League survival this season.

Ben Foster: Admits Albion are in a fight for survival
Ben Foster: Admits Albion are in a fight for survival

The Baggies picked up a hard-earned point from Sunday's 1-1 draw with Liverpool at The Hawthorns - but are precariously placed just one point and two places above the relegation zone.

New manager Pepe Mel has drawn two games and lost a thrilling Midlands derby to Aston Villa since succeeding the sacked Steve Clarke.

But he added just one player to his playing pool on transfer deadline day, signing Espanyol forward Thievy Bifouma on loan until the end of the season.

Weekend wins for West Ham and Cardiff, who are now in 18th and 19th place respectively, closed the gap on their relegation rivals.

But Foster insists Albion must simply focus on their own results, with a tricky trip to resurgent Crystal Palace next on the agenda for them this weekend.

"We're in a dogfight and we have to concentrate on ourselves," said the Albion No 1.

"There are a lot of people (who) say to me from the outside we are too good to get relegated. But that doesn't mean anything really, does it?

"They say over 38 games that if you are relegated then you deserve to be.

"We've got to get on with it ourselves and make sure that doesn't happen. It's all in our hands, we have to crack on."

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