Mowbray still holds survival hope

23 March 2009 02:45
Tony Mowbray is refusing to concede defeat in the battle for survival despite another grim weekend that left West Brom teetering on the brink.Mowbray and his players pledged to take their fight into the final eight games of the season after the 1-1 draw with Bolton, starting against Stoke on April 4.Mowbray's side dropped two points at home in their 1-1 draw with Bolton which, combined with wins for Stoke and Portsmouth and a draw for Blackburn, left the Baggies seven points adrift of safety on Saturday.But the gaffer said: "It's a huge task. We can't get away from that and nobody is trying to pull the wool over anybody's eyes. We needed to win on Saturday really, but while it's not impossible we will keep going."I'm sure a victory against Stoke would rekindle a glimmer of hope and belief if results went our way elsewhere. Then if we can go to Portsmouth and surprise the world by winning, who's to say we can't do it."We've got to keep going and keep believing and hopefully the stadium and the supporters will, like Saturday, stick with the team and look at the bigger picture of what we're trying to do and where we're trying to go."

Source: Eurosport