Alan Pardew desperately seeking West Brom momentum for Premier League survival bid

Alan Pardew knows West Brom must discover some momentum if they are to have any chance of remaining in the Premier League.

Pardew presided over an eighth defeat in 17 matches in all competitions since taking over as manager when Albion were knocked out of the FA Cup 2-1 by Southampton on Saturday.

Following the fifth-round loss, the 56-year-old insisted he remains the right man to keep the club in the top flight but he knows results need to start improving quickly.

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Bottom-of-the-table West Brom will resume their survival challenge seven points from the safety of 17th place – a position currently occupied by Huddersfield, who visit The Hawthorns next weekend in a huge Premier League clash.

“We can only salvage it by getting some momentum,” Pardew said.

“We had a little bit of momentum when we went to Liverpool and got that result [3-2 win on January 27]. Unfortunately, we suffered four injuries that week.

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“We’ve got to stay injury free, we’ve got to try and get a win against Huddersfield and take that momentum into the next few games because three wins in this division, as Swansea have proven, changes your position massively, and that’s what we need to do.

“I thought there were some good things to take from the [FA Cup] game.

“I think anybody who was there will see that was a proper fight and a proper effort. We need to take that into the next game.”