Evans: West Brom players must fight for Pulis

Date published: Monday 19th September 2016 4:23

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Jonny Evans insists the West Brom players are fighting for Tony Pulis amid speculation over the manager’s future.

There have been doubts over Pulis’s future at The Hawthorns amid the club’s takeover and following disagreements with the board over failures in the transfer market.

Pulis insisted last week that he would not walk away and that the club would have to show him the door if they want a new man at the helm and, speaking after Saturday’s 4-2 win over West Ham, Evans says the players must take their share of the responsibility.

“We sympathise and we feel it too. We need to take responsibility as players. We spoke about that before the game,” Evans said.

“There’s times where we’ve got to take responsibility and appreciate passing the ball more, taking care and showing what good players we all are as a team.

“Hopefully Saturday will give us a bit more confidence to push on and continue to do that.

“Obviously Tony Pulis is the manager and he’s got a well known way of playing football.

“As players we all buy into that and we want to work hard.

“Saturday showed you that we’re fighting for him and fighting for ourselves.

“We’ve all got futures in the game and we’ve all got to perform every week because we’ve got reputations to keep.

“One thing Tony Pulis does with his teams is he gets them all working hard.

“I don’t think you can say any of his teams doesn’t work its socks off week in week out. I hope the fans appreciate that.”

Evans credited Pulis and his staff for doing their homework on West Ham.

“We watched a studied them and saw that not always do they work back with their wingers,” said Evans.

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