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17 Apr 2009 17:40:05

Mowbray retains Baggies belief

Manager Tony Mowbray is confident West Brom can prove their critics wrong and drag themselves out of danger. The Baggies are seven points adrift of safety with six games remaining and are without a win in 10. They face a trip to Manchester City on Sunday having won away only once in the Premier League this season. But Mowbray insists his side are still in there fighting as they aim to do the double over City. "I genuinely do not think we are a team which is adrift," he said. "We are a team which is more than capable of winning back-to-back games. "Earlier in the season we won three out of four games in the Premier League. If we can win on Sunday then people will not be so quick to write us off." West Brom recovered from a goal down to go 2-1 up at Portsmouth last week, although the hosts made it 2-2 to deny the Baggies all three points. Mowbray feels that performance demonstrated the spirit within his side and believes it could take only one victory to turn things around. "If you go a goal behind some teams are not united," he said. "There is some disruption and a bit of disharmony, and they fall to bits. "But I do not see that in the Albion team. I see them keep going and they are a good set of lads who listen to what we ask them to do on the pitch. "I've never had any qualms with them or had to work overly hard to pick them up. "No-one likes losing or being bottom of the league but they are good professionals and hard-working guys. "If we win a game, such as beating Sunderland at home next week, we might well struggle out of the bottom three. "I know that we have got to do it but I have the confidence and belief that we can do it. "But we need a little bit of good fortune. Too often this season games have not gone our way, possibly because we lacked the quality to stick the ball into the back of the net. "We have missed too many chances and too many individuals have made errors which have cost vital points."


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