Carson hoping for Baggies escape

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West Brom goalkeeper Scott Carson is hoping history does not repeat itself as the club battle for their Premier League survival.

Bottom-of-the-table Albion face daunting back-to-back games against Everton on Saturday and Arsenal on Tuesday. It is all too familiar for Carson who was relegated from the top-flight at Charlton when he was on loan from Liverpool.

It is not something he wants to repeat and the England international said: "The season is similar to what I experienced at Charlton when they were relegated.

"I was on loan but it was not nice as you do not want to be in a side that gets relegated.

"It is hard to explain as it was my first season in the Premier League so I gained a lot of confidence as I was making saves every match.

"I was voted Player of the Season so personally it was good for me but not for Charlton.  Obviously I would have preferred to have avoided relegation.

"Charlton's current position proves how dire it can become when teams are relegated.

"All the money is now in the Premier League and that is why it is so important for clubs to stay in the top flight.

"This is why all the players and coaches are doing everything possible to avoid relegation.

"I'm no stranger to the situation as I've been there before.  But it is only the eleven players on the pitch who can do anything about the club's survival when we play the next few games."

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