Sport Free agents West Brom could sign to help fight relegation

18:05  12 february  2018
18:05  12 february  2018 Source:   Read Sport

Hammers need to find consistency says Hernandez

  Hammers need to find consistency says Hernandez Javier Hernandez insists West Ham have not yet guaranteed safety in the Premier League this season and he calls for a higher level of consistency to achieve this. West Ham are currently 12th in the league but are only three points clear of safety in which is one of the closest relegation fights the league has seen at this stage. West Ham had a very strong December; they beat defending champions Chelsea, as well as Huddersfield and Stoke City, and held Arsenal to a draw. But after losses to relegation rivals Newcastle and Brighton, the Hammers see themselves in trouble. Despite rumours of a January transfer for Hernandez, he has scored twice for David Moyes since he was given a run in the side. The Mexican spoke to the club’s official website after his sixth league goal of the season during their 3-1 defeat to Brighton: “We obviously want to be more consistent, which is obviously the key to saving us as soon as possible. We got to be at our best to stave off relegation. Two weeks ago we were in tenth place, in the middle of the table practically. Then, you can have two bad results and you are down, or you can have two very good results and you are up.” West Ham welcome Watford to the London Stadium on Saturday, where Chicharito will be hoping to continue his scoring form and help the team go towards securing a spot in the top division next season.

Nov 29, 2017 The 56-year-old Pardew signed a 2 1/2-year deal as a replacement for Tony Pulis, who was fired by West Brom 's Chinese owner last week with the team near to the relegation Current Ireland manager Martin O'Neill could be considered for the West Brom job. AddThis Sharing Buttons.

Former Man City defender Joleon Lescott: I didn't come to West Brom to fight relegation . JOLEON LESCOTT insists he did not sign for West Brom to be involved in a relegation battle. The veteran centre back, 32, arrived on a free transfer from Manchester City in the summer.

Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League © Michael Regan/Getty Images Sport Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League

West Brom are well and truly in a relegation scrap, with the club rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table.

Clubs above the Baggies, such as Swansea, look to be improving each week so West Brom need to start picking up points if they want to give themselves a chance.

With the transfer window closed, Alan Pardew can’t buy or loan any other players to help with the relegation battle, but he could, if he chooses, bring in a free agent or two.

We’ve looked at a few out-of-contract players who we think he should seriously consider bringing in:

West Brom 2-3 Southampton: Match report

  West Brom 2-3 Southampton: Match report Southampton came up with one of their best performances of the season at the Hawthorns to overcome Alan Pardew’s West Brom side, which lifted the Saints to 14th spot. Mauricio Pellegrino named an attacking line-up, including handing record signing Guido Carrillo his first start for the Saints, with Shane Long making way. Mario Lemina was preferred to Pierre Hojbjerg and Sofiane Boufal came in for Steven Davis. It was the Baggies who took the lead in the first five minutes from a set piece, Chris Brunt’s corner was met by Ahmed Hegazi who powered the ball into the back of the net, uncontested, and it seemed as though for Saints, it was going to be one of those games. Southampton grew into the game, and chances fell to Boufal and Carrillo, who both came close, but it was Gabon international Mario Lemina who equalised for the Saints on the 40-minute mark, and it was an absolute beauty. Lemina picked the ball up on the edge of the box and his shot flew past a helpless Ben Foster, right into the top corner. Three minutes later, Jack Stephens made it three goals in three games for him from James Ward-Prowse’s corner. The always-reliable Englishman whipped a beautiful inch-perfect ball in towards the near post and Stephens met it perfectly to loop it beyond Forster into the net. Just 10 minutes after the break, Southampton were awarded a free kick, which Boufal was very keen on taking, although Ward-Prowse also wanted it.

West Brom 's Jonas Olsson. By talkSPORT - @talkSPORT. Wednesday, April 15, 2015. West Brom defender Jonas Olsson is desperate to help his side win their fight against relegation . "My foot feels good and I feel fresh, so I'm eager to go and hopefully I can contribute in these last six games.

Two wins and a draw, and results going their way, and West Brom can rise an enormous eight places. This is why the relegation scrap has taken everyone by surprise. Since then, West Brom ’s form has plummeted and they remain on the ropes fighting for their survival.

Arsenal gave up Evans pursuit to complete other deals .
Arsenal were heavily linked with a move for West Brom defender Jonny Evans in January but didn’t pursue a deal in order to complete other transfers. A report by the Daily Mail claims that the Gunners were interested in signing the player in January, but prioritised deals for both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. West Brom were reportedly ready to sell the Northern Ireland international, but only for the right price. Arsenal’s stance on the deal softened when it became known that the player would be available for as little as £3 million in the summer, should West Brom drop into the Championship. With the Baggies seven points off Huddersfield in 17th place, relegation seems inevitable for Alan Pardew’s men. Evans has found his name in the headlines again over the past week after he was named as one of the four players involved in an incident involving a taxi during a warm-weather training camp in Barcelona.

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