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Leicester escape gives Alan hope

9 March 2018

ALAN Pardew says the memorable survival of Saturday’s opponents Leicester City gives him hope Albion can avoid relegation.

The Foxes won seven of their final nine fixtures to finish six points clear of the drop-zone in 2015 - having been widely written off going into the final quarter of the campaign.  

And the Baggies head coach admits his side will need to enter a similar run of form to emulate the feat of then City manager Nigel Pearson. 

“The situation can change very, very quickly,” said Pardew.

“I think Leicester, who ironically we play tomorrow, were in the same position and had one point less so it’s not impossible for us.

“A victory can change the dynamic of this position very, very quickly.

“You only have to see Swansea’s recent recovery, where a win came at the right time, and then you can push on. We, hopefully, will have that happen to us.

“It’s an example to us.

“The parallels are there, to be in the same position Leicester were, a point better off - and everyone writing us off. You guys [the media] are writing us off, everyone is. We don’t think that and it’s very important for us to show what we’ve got.

“We need to produce something, a really solid, strong performance - get a bit of luck - and then see where we are Sunday night.” 

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