According to The Telegraph, Alan Pardew is going to send his squad to Spain during the FA Cup break as relegation battle becomes more and more intense.
With the Baggies sitting bottom of the Premier League ahead of their game against Chelsea tonight, the pressure to beat the drop is getting larger with every game week that passes.
After the game tonight, they will have 11 games to secure their Premier League status for the next campaign and the training out in Spain will hopefully lift team spirit at the Hawthorns for Pardew and the West Brom faithful.
West Brom will be using Espanyol’s training facilities when they’re over in Spain and they will fly out just 12 hours after their battle against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge tonight.
Pardew had this to say about the survival bid:
At any point of the season, this would be an important period, but certainly where we are it is, but our focus is very much on Chelsea, because if we can get a result there it can make up for the defeat against Southampton.
He added with:
There could be a seven-point gap but that’s hypothetical at this stage. At the moment it’s four. All I do know is at some point this team needs to win three games out of three or three games out of four. We’re capable of doing that, if I didn’t think we were then I would worry.
Pardew will be hoping that the trip to Spain can help turn the Baggies’ form around as they look to stay in the top flight.