Ben Foster Wants West Bromwich Albion To Finish Strongly Despite Relegation Looming

West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster wants the team to finish in a strong note despite facing the prospect of being relegated to the Championship. The Baggies have preserved their Premier League status for eight straight seasons, but they are now seemingly on the cusp of breaking this run.

The Baggies are presently 10 points adrift of safety with just five games left in the campaign, but Foster still wants the players to give their best for caretaker boss Darren Moore, he said: “Mooro [Darren Moore] got us going on Saturday. Fair play to him. He took the bull by the horns early last week. The players and the fans bought into it. We were disappointed not to hold on to the three points which I think we deserved. The main objective for us is to do the same things we did on Saturday. Everybody would like to finish strongly, not only for themselves, the Club and the fans, but for Mooro. He really does deserve it. This last week he's been a real breath of fresh air.”

Moore was given the interim charge of the Baggies following Alan Pardew’s dismissal earlier in the month, and he nearly helped the side to a much-awaited win. The west Midlands outfit took a 1-0 lead against Swansea City via Jay Rodriguez last weekend, but their hopes of a victory were dented after Tammy Abraham popped up with a 75th-minute equaliser for the Welsh club.

With the stalemate, the Baggies have acquired just three Premier League victories over the past 12 months, and such form would surely be of concern ahead of an inevitable Championship campaign next season. Sunderland, for example, are on the cusp of suffering back-to-back demotions from the top-flight to League One, and West Brom need to avoid a similar instance as they could lose a couple of their key performers during the summer transfer window.