Penitent Evans set to reclaim West Brom captaincy

Alan Pardew is under pressure

Alan Pardew is under pressure

West Brom boss Alan Pardew confirmed the four players who broke a curfew in Barcelona have been disciplined by the club.

Evans started the 2-1 cup defeat, alongside midfielder Gareth Barry who was also involved in the late-night incident, but Evans was stripped of the captaincy by manager Alan Pardew.

Evans, Gareth Barry, Jake Livermore and Boaz Myhill were spoken to by police investigating the alleged theft of a taxi in Barcelona but the matter was dropped due to a lack of evidence.

"But certainly this week we are much more focused and the desire levels have come together. Going forward we're going to have live and die by the margins and hopefully they go our way".

West Brom are bottom of the Premier League and seven points from the safety of 17th place, a position now occupied by Saturday's opponents Huddersfield.

"That incident magnified our situation and the only way we can get out of that kind of spotlight is to win games". We know how important Saturday's game is. "This weekend he needs to prove to me, the fans, and the club that he's the right man to lead us". "They want the team to win and I don't expect that stadium to be anything but positive when we walk out. We have a massive game against Huddersfield".

"We need to win for our fans, for ourselves, for our pride and show courage and honour in our performance".

We're either going to perform the great escape, go down fighting with dignity, or go down with a whimper.


"That was understandable because the news had blown up in front of us before the game".

"It will never go away. There's a board here that comes together and decides that and that is the decision that has been taken and we move on now".

Fans of the Premier League must truly wonder if there will an end to this revolving cycle because it is truly getting tiresome but I for one wouldn't bet on it with Premier League survival such a precious thing with the money at stake.

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