Pardew: We're right in the mix

ALAN Pardew says Albion are in with a good shout of securing Premier League survival after a battling point at Everton on Saturday.

The 1-1 draw at Goodison Park moved the Baggies onto 20 points in the top-flight - just three points off safety - with Pardew upbeat about his team's prospects.

"The last three games have got us points but the momentum started before that," said Alan. "We're there. We're right in the mix. This point will hopefully come in crucial for us going forward.

"I have to say it's a great point for us because coming here is difficult. I don't know what the figure was on how much they've spent this week, £40m or something, but we subdued all their offensive players. They were all fit and available today.

"There's a little feeling of disappointment in the dressing room. That's a good feeling to have and we'll take that to the next game. You only have that feeling when you're playing okay."

And, on a day that saw both sides salute Albion great Cyrille Regis before kick off, Pardew was full of praise for the Baggies' current No. 9 who put in an "outstanding" performance on Merseyside.

"We could have been a little bit better on the ball in transition today. At times we were very good - Salomon [Rondon] was outstanding today. He put in, for me, the best performance on the pitch.

"We certainly threatened the goal more. The keeper has had to make a couple of great saves. And then Salomon hits one at the end and you're thinking 'that's the one, that's in'. He's so unfortunate to hit the bar."

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