Cape Town - West
Brom midfielder Gareth Barry admits he may not have experience of
fighting relegation but he remains determined to do whatever he can to
help the club.
The Baggies have been drawn into the Premier League relegation battle
after going a staggering 20 games without a win. Their last victory in
the league was back in August when they edged out Burnley 1-0 at Turf
Since the win over the Clarets, West Brom have lost 10 and drawn 10
of their games and now sit in 19th position in the standings, four
points below safety.
The 36-year-old Barry boasts an impressive wealth of Premier League
experience, with 647 appearances, but has never found himself in a
"It’s on my mind the position we’re in and I’m doing what I can to help. Experience could be key,” he said, according to the Express & Star.
"It’s going to mean a lot (to get out of trouble). Like a few lads in
the dressing room I’ve got no experience being down in the relegation
zone playing these games.
"They are big pressure games especially now. Next week is going to be
a huge game in front of our home fans and for me," the former Everton
"For how much experience I’ve got, it’s something new for me so I’ve
got to bring into the games what I know because it is just another game
of football and try and get us over the line."
West Brom next welcome Brighton to The Hawthorns in an English Premiership clash on Saturday.
Kick off is at 17:00 (SA time).