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Mel: 'It is impossible that West Brom will go down'

West Bromwich Albion manager Pepe Mel has made it vehemently clear that he believes the club is safe from relegation.

The Baggies currently sit 16th on the Premier League table on 33 points, three clear of the drop zone, with a game in hand on all of their nearest rivals.

Albion have won two and drawn two of their past five outings which has them a point ahead of 17th-placed Norwich City, three clear of Fulham in 18th, and four and seven points in advance of Cardiff City and Sunderland respectively which suggests to Mel that survival is imminent.

"It is impossible that West Brom will go down - it is not really even something we have been thinking about," said Mel ahead of Monday night's clash with Manchester City

"As for my future, we will talk about that in a few weeks' time."

The Baggies have been in winning positions in two recent matches which both ended 3-3 (against Tottenham and Cardiff), and Mel hopes the players can address the issue of conceding late in order to record the required points to stay adrift of the bottom three.

"Yes, this is something we have talked about this week," he added. "We have talked about not changing the style of play and our mentality, and actually believing in ourselves.

"I think it is true to say that Tottenham made us change our style of play and that proved to be detrimental. But I think that overall, we still had a great game."

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