Jake Livermore: West Brom are not panicking
Jake Livermore is adamant Albion have what it takes to win promotion – with the skipper believing an upturn in form is just around the corner.
A 2-2 draw at Charlton on Saturday meant the Baggies have now failed to win in their last five Championship outings.
But despite that run, the point achieved at The Valley was enough to see them return to the top of the division after Leeds were beaten by Sheffield Wednesday.
Livermore, though, admits Albion's performances have dipped in recent weeks. But the captain has promised fans all the players are working hard to rediscover their spark.
"We are going through a bit of a sticky patch but we won't shy away from it," the 30-year-old said.
"We are disappointed we haven't won more games but we are still top of the league.
"There is still a long, long way to go and our aim now is to push on. We are looking forward not back.
"We are not panicking, we know exactly what we need to do.
"It’s in our hands and we will be covering every fine detail and doing everything we can to get there.
"That goes for all the players, all the players want nothing more than to get up this season. We want to do it for the fans, for all the staff.
"We’ve got another 19 games to achieve that and we will be giving it everything."
Livermore believes Albion – who return to action when they host Stoke a week today, have learnt some important lessons in their last five outings.
"Yes we would like to have more points and more of a cushion," the former Tottenham man said.
"But we can only do what we can do.
"It’s been a learning curve but I’d rather learn now than with five games to go when it could be too late.
"We need to learn quickly but we have got the staff and manager to do that.
"We have to focus on ourselves. And now we are going to get a good week’s training in and and rectify things so we start turning draws into wins."