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Pardew vows to lift Baggies


Alan Pardew

Alan Pardew

Alan Pardew

New West Brom boss Alan Pardew has vowed to bring an attacking style of play to the Hawthorns after being named as Tony Pulis' replacement.

The former Crystal Palace and Newcastle manager - whose new side host Palace this Saturday - will look to address fans' criticisms of his predecessor by aiming to win games in his own way.

The Baggies sacked Pulis on November 20 after 10 Premier League games without a win, which left them a point above the relegation zone. Pardew, who has been out of the game since he was sacked by Palace last December, said: "My best teams play on the front foot and try and put teams under pressure.

"Sometimes they get a bloody nose doing that and that's what I'll deliver here at West Brom.

"And ultimately, hopefully along that line, we can get up to sort of 1.5, 1.7 points a game.

"I've achieved that in the past at certain times at clubs and that's what I hope to do here."

When asked if he thinks the West Brom squad is good enough to survive in the top flight this season, the 56-year-old said: "I think it is good enough to stay up, but of course when I look at the clubs that are involved, particularly at the moment in the relegation area, I know that they're going to do business (in the January transfer window).

"We can't take our eye off that. We have to try and grow as much as we can if possible in January.

"All those questions are for five weeks. The immediate concern is getting our first win for a while."