Hoefkens likely to jump ship

24 March 2009 12:30
Defender Carl Hoefkens admits "chances are high" he will leave at the end of the season if West Brom are relegated into the Championship.The Baggies are bottom of the Premier League and eight points from safety after the weekend's 1-1 draw with Bolton. "If we are relegated, the chances are high that I leave the club," Hoefkens told Sporza's website. "We had a bad weekend with the draw against Bolton because the teams close to us won."We should not give up, but that will not be easy. I was expecting more (this season) but we can only blame ourselves because our ranking is due to our mistakes. "We have made a number of stupid defensive mistakes and lost many games."Hoefkens has not played since the 3-2 home defeat to Newcastle on February 7 and added: "I don't understand why I lost my place in the starting XI."When I played, we took many points. I have to respect the coach's choice but it's frustrating."

Source: Eurosport