Sky Sports pundit and former Premier League footballer Paul Merson has been sharing his thoughts on West Bromwich Albion and their current situation this season.
This comes after Merson recently made an appearance on Soccer Saturday, where he spoke about numerous clubs in the top flight.
On the subject of the Baggies, Merson had this to say prior to their league clash against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
He said: “When Sam [Allardyce] went in there, Sam can save clubs, but you’ve got to have the personnel and other clubs where he’s been when he’s saved clubs, they’ve had [good] players.
“No disrespect to the West Brom team, a lot of them are Championship players. I couldn’t believe that [Slaven] Bilic got the sack, if I’m being honest. I thought they were competitive; I know they were struggling along but they were competitive.
“At the moment, for me, they look a million miles off. I mean, they look further away from anybody else in the bottom three.”
West Brom started the season with Slaven Bilic as their manager but after a run of poor results, the club sacked him and hired Sam Allardyce to take charge.
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With West Brom having spent the majority of the season in the relegation zone, it’s clear to see why Merson doesn’t feel very confident that the club have what it takes in their squad quality-wise to make it out of the relegation zone and keep their place in the Premier League by the end of the season.
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Moving forward, the club will have to start racking up some positive results pretty soon if they want to have a fighting chance of avoiding relegation in the coming weeks and months.