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G-Mac: ‘We have to keep going’

GARETH McAuley insists his team-mates will give everything they have to keep Albion in the Premier League.

The Baggies were beaten 3-2 by Southampton at The Hawthorns on Saturday and Alan Pardew’s men are now four points behind 17th-place Swansea. 

And the Northern Ireland veteran says it’s time for his colleagues to stand up and be counted.  

“We can’t give up, we can’t give up on anything,” he said.

“There are 12 games left to get the points to stay in the division, and that’s where our focus is.

“We have to keep going and we can’t let games slip away.

“Points are hard enough to come by in the Premier League as it is so we can’t afford to give away leads. We need to address that.

“It’s gutting, yesterday was a massive occasion for the football club, for the Regis family and for everyone else connected. 

“We’d have been delighted with three points for all of those reasons and it’s gutting that we didn’t manage to do that. Having a loss, especially on such a big occasion, is hard to take. 

“We need to go to Chelsea now and have a right go at it. As I’ve said, there aren’t enough games left for us not to be looking at every game as one we need to get something from.

“We’re running out of games and we need to get those points on the board.

“Over the years we’ve done quite well against Chelsea so we need to believe we can do that and work hard on it this week.”

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