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Mowbray calls for loyalty

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Tony Mowbray is calling on his players to show loyalty and remain with West Brom if they are relegated from the Barclays Premier League.

Mowbray did not name any specific players but the likes of James Morrison, Jonathan Greening, Paul Robinson, Robert Koren and Scott Carson would be potential targets for Premier League clubs should West Brom go down.

Mowbray said: "The bottom line is it isn't just the manager who has taken the team down, it isn't just the players who have taken the team down. If we go down, we are all hopefully going to gain from the experience."

He added: "It is a lot more complicated in that modern day footballers are all governed by their advisors as well and what they think is best for them, and what becomes paramount is your relationship with the players really.

"My discussion point with most of them would be if there are players I want to keep, and we get bids for them, they owe the football club, they owe the fans and their team-mates another crack at it.

"Let's all try to get back to the Premier League because if we do that, I think we will be so much better for it.

"We will have had the experience of this season and that is a pretty strong, powerful message. They should have a responsibility to feel that.

"I don't want to ram that home. It comes from within. You have either got that or you haven't. You've got to look deep into these players and see what drives and motivates them."

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