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Fletcher issues rallying call

11 March 2015

Fletcher: There is so much for us still to play for

CAPTAIN Darren Fletcher today fronts the Baggies revival he believes is vital to the club's Premier League.

The Scotland international has used his regular column in the Albion News to rally the club following the most punishing week of the season.

Fletcher knows those back-to-back defeats at Villa Park, complete with disturbing scenes of crowd unrest, have checked Albion's stride under head coach Tony Pulis.

He said: "It is very hard to get over defeats like the cup game at Villa but by the time we came back in on Monday, we’d shaken off the emotion and the disappointment because as a professional, that’s what you have to do. 

"There is still a very big job ahead of us in the Premier League so you can’t afford to be too down for too long. 

"There is so much still for us to play for this season, and we need to be clear about the job in front of us. We hit the 30 point mark against Southampton which was very important and now we have 10 games left in our season. 

"We have to keep on putting points on the board week by week, and the sooner we can get ourselves up to 40 points, the better. 

"We don’t want to be waiting until the end, we don’t want to be taking things down to the wire, we want to get our points as quickly as we can, get as many as we can and finish as high up the league as we possibly can."


*The full Darren Fletcher interview can be read in this Saturday's Albion News, the club’s magazine, that just happens to come out on matchdays.


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