Joleon Lescott gives pleasing admission concerning West Brom’s future

Tony Pulis Interview - 23/02/2014

Lescott believes West Brom are well set to start progressing and stabilising their Premier League status.

Speaking to the Birmingham Mail, Lescott has admitted that he is confident the Baggies can progress next season, after securing their Premier League status for another year.

“Obviously we want to progress,” the 32-year-old defender said. “I’m sure the aim for every single Premier League team would be to progress. It doesn’t matter what you have achieved, you always want to progress and we are no different.

“I am sure the manager will have ideas for next season and hopefully the club back him so that we can move forward.”

This is certainly a promising assessment, and one that should please West Brom fans heading into next season, after this campaign has seen them stay all to close to the relegation places for too long.

The Midlands club are keen to stabilise themselves, and secure their status as Premier League regulars, and with Tony Pulis at the helm the future looks bright for the club.

He has never been relegated during his managerial career, and having made Stoke a Premier League club, as well as stabilising Crystal Palace last season, the 57-year-old is well set to achieve a progression after enjoying a full pre-season in charge.

Next season will be a vital one in the future of West Brom, and if Pulis can build on his successes with other teams, he should have no trouble establishing the side in the Premier League, and moving them into the top 10 to fight for European football.

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