English Premiership

Fletcher praises Pulis' impact

2015-04-21 11:56
Darren Fletcher (Supplied)

Cape Town - West Brom midfielder Darren Fletcher praised his teammates for their gritty display in a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

The Baggies had lost three in a row prior to their trip to London to face the Eagles, and the 31-year-old Scotland international has praised the team for their performance.

"Everyone wants to play nice football, pass the ball, create chances and take people on," he said.

"But when it comes to staying in the league or winning league titles there are always going to be games like that when you have to dig in.

"There are games where it's not going to be pretty and it's going to take character and you have to realise that and do it.

"[Manager Tony Pulis] was very positive and really hitting home that mistakes are being punished just now. So it was a case of getting back to basics and what we were doing well.

"We were concerned because you don't want to go on losing runs. We were on three and it's not a great situation to be in so we were worried about winning our next match.

"Until it's mathematically impossible for us to go down we will keep going, and even then personal pride kicks in."

West Brom will look to get some more points in the bag when they welcome Liverpool to The Hawthorns on Saturday, while Fletcher will be looking forward to facing his old club, Manchester United, at Old Trafford a week later.

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