Date: 23rd February 2018 at 5:08pm
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Goalkeeper Ben Foster has insisted that West Bromwich Albion have to be positive as we move towards the end of the season if we are to get ourselves out of the mess we are in.

West Brom sit bottom of the Premier League table and are seven points from safety as we go into this weekend’s clash against Huddersfield Town at The Hawthorns and victory for Albion could prove to be key as Huddersfield are seven points ahead of us in the table as they sit in the first safety spot.

At stake is our ninth straight season in the top flight.

Speaking to as he met with the media to preview the upcoming battle, Foster admitted there was no point feeling sorry for ourselves and he felt there was ‘nothing to be gained’ from being anything other than optimistic about the challenge that faces us in the remaining matches of the campaign.

‘We’ve got 11 games left and all of them are going to be as important as each other in all honesty. It all starts with Huddersfield, though. It’s a huge one, it really is. It’s a game that, if we do want to avoid relegation, we need to be winning. Even a draw probably isn’t good enough so I think we need to go out all guns blazing and try and get the three points.’

Foster went on to say.

‘You’ve got to be positive. There’s no point looking at the last 27 games and saying ‘oh no, it’s a foregone conclusion’. You can’t go into games like that. There’s nothing to be gained from being negative. You’ve got to be optimistic and hope the other players feed off that as well.’

Foster said one thing in our favour was an incredibly experienced dressing room and he remained confident that we could claw ourselves up the table now but we have to give ourselves a chance of doing that with the performances we put in.

‘We’re quite lucky in the fact that we’ve got a really experienced team – some would say old! They’ve got a lot of appearances under their belt. But it’s not even that, its who they are as people. They’re very happy, bubbly people. We’ve had a few meetings to say ‘keep the morale up’ so that’s what we’ve got to do.’

Foster ended by saying.

‘This is my club now. I’ve been here seven years. I’m a West Brom fan, my family are West Brom fans. My little boy would break his heart if we got relegated! Nobody wants it, but it’s the way the league is now. It’s so tough. The last six seasons have been fantastic – I almost think at some points we’ve overachieved with the money we’ve spent. But anything can happen in the Premier League and we have to take heart from that.’

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