Fortune: Baggies can avoid the drop this time

03 September 2010 05:30
West Brom are in a much better position to avoid relegation than they were two years ago, according to the striker who has just re-signed for the club. Marc-Antoine Fortune was on loan at the Baggies during their disappointing 2008/09 season in the top-flight, but returned to the club in a permanent deal last Friday. "We know the mistakes we made," he said. "We have new players now and we're ready. It will be difficult but if we don't give up we'll be okay." Fortune says one of the main reasons for his confidence is head coach Roberto Di Matteo and his tougher training regime. "The gaffer has a different way of managing the team (to Tony Mowbray)," he added. "I've only been here for one week, but I can see that the way we train and the way the manager wants to play is different. We also know that we have to be good defensively. We made mistakes in the past that we have to avoid now."

Source: PA

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