Robinson slams fellow players

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West Brom defender Paul Robinson has hit out at his team-mates and claimed some of them should show more "pride and passion."

Robinson is known for his full-blooded and passionate approach to the game and is demanding the same attitude from other members of Tony Mowbray's squad.

He said: "The supporters deserve more and as players we deserve more out of each other. There are a few out there who need to wear the shirt with a little bit more pride and passion and commit themselves to this club a bit more."

He added: "I would like to see a bit more passion and commitment. I think we have lacked that. I am not afraid to say it. It shouldn't bother me to say it.

"I think a few more players should stand up and come out and say it themselves, that they should be more committed to the club and they should be fighting for the cause a bit more."

The left-back knows time is running out if Albion are to avoid an instant return to the Coca-Cola Championship as they are currently six points adrift of safety and with a significantly inferior goal difference to their relegation rivals.

Robinson, who was part of the 'Great Escape' side of five years ago, added: "We shouldn't be in this position and we know we shouldn't. You can only say what you can.

"They can either take it to help them or they can take it as a criticism, but at the end of the day you are only trying to help your team-mates.

"If they take it in the wrong way then that's their problem."

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