Allardyce demands ruthless finishing

15 April 2021 17:31:18

West Bromwich?Albion boss?Sam Allardyce has called on his forwards to be more clinical in front of goal as they bid to stay in the Premier League.

Allardyce has been impressed by the fitness levels of his side over the past ten games but the veteran boss says the Baggies must convert more of the chances they are creating if they are to complete a remarkable escape from relegation.

All we can do is keep winning.

Sam Allardyce

West Brom had looked down and out along with bottom club Sheffield United before their extraordinary 5-2 win at Chelsea on April 3rd.

They had scored just once in their previous five Premier League matches before the trip to Stamford Bridge, but turned on the style after Thiago Silva's first-half red card, with braces from Matheus Pereira and Callum Robinson, as well as a goal for on-loan striker Mbaye Diagne.

Allardyce's men followed up that victory with a 3-0 defeat of Southampton at The Hawthorns on Monday, when Pereira and Robinson were again on the scoresheet, and they will be targeting more goals at Leicester City next Thursday.

Asked about his side's fitness levels, Allardyce told reporters: "The team has been 20 to 25 per cent up for the last ten games. That has led to us creating more chances, but what it hasn't done - that physical capability - is turn those chances into goals.

"We are still fighting. It still might not be enough because we have to rely on other teams losing, but all we can do is keep winning."

The Baggies are?5/1 to win at Leicester next Thursday and?10/1 not to be relegated from the Premier League this season.

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