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West Brom boss Alan Pardew adamant 'brilliant fans' are with him

West Brom boss Alan Pardew believes the fans are with him after defeat at Watford.

He waved away the questions about his own fans joining in with chants calling for his head, and praised the 2,000 travelling Baggies who were in fine voice throughout.

"That's gallows humour that will happen sometimes," he said. "Our fans were brilliant today, and I think if they're honest, they've seen a committed performance today.

"But unfortunately when the ball doesn't go in the back of the net it's frustrating. That's an area we've struggled with all year.

"The mood of our stadium next week can only be one thing for us. Hopefully they'll stay with us. Thirty thousand of our fans weren't here because it was an away game but we appreciated the 2,000 that travelled, they came in in a positive mode for us.

"The only chance we've got is to stick together and I said that to the players after. Hopefully the fans stay with us and next week we reward them with a win."

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