Date: 9th February 2016 at 11:26am
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With another game without a shot on target following the weekend’s loss to Newcastle United, goalkeeper Ben Foster has said that West Brom have been very lucky with other results going our way of late as we find ourselves six points clear of the dropzone.

Speaking to the Birmingham Mail Foster’s advice for the team couldn’t have been clearer, we need to improve and pick up results and stop relying on others to cover our mistakes as for him there’s no point denying we have been ‘riding our luck’.

‘Thankfully the results went our way at the weekend. We`re kind of getting away with it at the minute and riding our luck but we do need to get some wins under our belt. I know we haven`t really got many wins, but by the same token that`s only two games in 10 we`ve actually lost so we are proving very difficult to beat. We just need to get a few more goals and get a few more wins. I think we need three or four more wins to get us safe and that will be about it. It was a disappointing dressing room, but it was a disappointing performance as well. Fair play to the following support that came and got behind us but we were a bit short.’

Speaking about Newcastle more specifically following the match, Foster admitted the best team on the day won.

‘They were brilliant, they were on the front foot from the very first minute, whipping balls into the box right left and centre and they put us under the kosh from the first minute. Fair play to them, they`ve spent a bit of cash, you can see the quality they`ve got in the team, Andros Townsend and Jonjo Shelvey, they`re the sort of players who will get you out of trouble when you`re in it. They were the better team and definitely deserved the win.’

With Newcastle having a goal ruled out on the day and arguably not offside, Foster tried to clear it up, saying the referee made the right call.

‘At the beginning of the season we had a meeting with the referees and they were very firm on the fact that if a player is standing in your line of sight and you can`t see the ball then it`s offside, they`re interfering with play. That`s how I felt at the time, as soon as the ball went in, I immediately tried to let the referee know he was in an offside position. I couldn`t really see the ball until he moved out of the way. I thought the referee did really well – he got me worried for a minute when he didn`t flag, but he knew what he was doing.’

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