West Brom manager weary of home form

Roy Hodgson has issued a warning to his players, stating that attendances at home games is set to drop if they continue with their dreadful home record.

Following their defeat to Sunderland on Saturday, West Brom have now lost eight games at home this season, managing to score just nine goals at the Hawthorns.

This has led to Hodgson becoming concerned, claiming that fans will become demotivated to attend their home fixtures.

The experienced manager knows that their home support was key last term in their battle to stay in the Premier League, resulting in home results eventually improving enough to keep them safe.
“With this sort of home run, you lose the crowd as well,” he said.

“Last year in our survival season, the crowd played a big part. Unfortunately, with so many home defeats we are losing them.
“They come with high expectations after we had that great run last season which pushed us up to 11th.

“Every week we send them home disappointed after losing and we beginning to lose them and that is a major factor.”

He added: “Teams having to fight relegation do need the crowd behind them. Because of last season, the fans were dreaming of a very high finish and they can’t get over the disappointment.
“Unless we get back to some winning ways, get the crowd back on our side, it is going to be very difficult.

“We are six points clear of the bottom three but points get eaten up.”

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