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Lescott seeking progression after securing safety

11 May 2015

Defender wants club to continue to build

JOLEON Lescott has urged Albion to continue to make progress after securing a sixth-successive season in the Barclays Premier League.

The Baggies ensured that they will be competing in the top flight next year after earning a 1-1 draw at Newcastle on Saturday afternoon – a result which moved them seven points clear of the relegation zone with just two games remaining.

The point at St James’ Park also extended Tony Pulis’ side’s unbeaten run to four games, after away victories over Crystal Palace and Manchester United and a goalless draw at The Hawthorns against Liverpool.

But the 32-year-old defender insists the team can’t rest on its laurels and must continue to move forward ahead of the new season.

“Obviously we want to progress,” said Lescott.

“I’m sure the aim for every single Premier League team would be to progress.

“It doesn’t matter what you have achieved, you always want to progress and we are no different.

“I am sure the manager will have ideas for next season and hopefully the club back him so that we can move forward.

“We don’t want to be involved in a relegation battle next year, no team wants to be involved in a relegation battle.

“You never know what other teams are going to do or what they are going to be like.

“If the manager can bring in people that he wants then that will be great.”

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