West Brom captain Darren Fletcher responds to suggestion that Baggies are now in relegation scrap

Tony Pulis' men are six points ahead of the Premier League's bottom three.

West Brom captain Darren Fletcher has pointed out that while it could be suggested that the Baggies are being dragged into a relegation scrap, they are also not that far away from the top half of the Premier League table, the Birmingham Mail reports.

Following the club's narrow defeat to Newcastle in their last league game, Tony Pulis' men find themselves six points adrift of the division's bottom three. However, Fletcher highlighted that it is only that same margin that separates them from eighth-place Everton.

"You can look at it both ways," he told the Mail. "We're only four or five points from pushing for seventh or eighth.

"At the same time, we're the same distance from the bottom three.

"We've got to stay positive, keep that level head and go again for a massive game at the weekend."

While Fletcher insists that there is no immediate concern about being dragged into a battle with the basement sides, it is their recent form that may tempt some to suggest that they could fall into trouble this season.

The club have not won in their last five league games, and with their next five games all coming against sides in the top 12 - including away trips to title chasers Leicester and Arsenal - their supporters may be worried about where their next win is coming from. 

However, with two of the bottom three also still to play, Fletcher will be confident that they have enough quality in their squad to ensure that they are in no danger of losing their top flight status. 

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