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Pardew admits Baggies on brink after Cherries loss

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By Ed Elliot

Under-fire West Brom boss Alan Pardew insists he will continue to fight for his job after his team slipped closer to Premier League relegation.

Rock bottom Albion are in a perilous position following Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Bournemouth, 10 points adrift of safety with seven games to play.

Pardew admitted the result, a seventh successive league loss, has left the Baggies with little chance of staving off relegation.

However, he has no intention of walking away from the club having signed a contract until the end of the 2019/20 season when replacing Tony Pulis at The Hawthorns in late November.

Speaking about his future, he said: "I get asked (about) it every week.

"Unfortunately when you're losing it makes it more and more difficult.

"But of course I'm under contract here for another three years (two seasons) and I've got to keep fighting.

"And I keep saying to my players after (games), you've got to keep fighting and showing pride in what you do and that's what I'm going to do until such time that I'm told not to.

"Unfortunately for us, we are running out of time."

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