No rerun of great escape for Mowbray

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West Brom manager Tony Mowbray is not calling on the memories of the club's last 'Great Escape' to inspire his players as their Premier League status goes on the line against Liverpool on Sunday.

Back in 2005, Albion made history under their then manager Bryan Robson by becoming the first club who were bottom of the table at Christmas to avoid relegation from the Premier League following a final day victory against Portsmouth.

Defeat against Liverpool would relegate the Baggies and Mowbray said: "There has been no talk at all of the 'Great Escape' from me or any of the players as far as I am aware. I don't think it is something that we should try and take inspiration from."

He added: "It was a totally different team, a different Premier League, a different fixture list.

"The only common thing is the supporters who went through that and enjoyed that atmosphere.

"It would be great for us all if we could prolong it to the last day of the season.

"That is our aim. It is a huge task because if we get beaten by Liverpool we will be relegated.

"All we can do is try and get and result and we will be doing our best to do that."

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