Danny Welbeck says the Albion players will relish the run-in and the battle to play in Europe.
The first of nine games between now and the end of the season takes place tonight when Albion head to Nottingham Forest (7.30pm).
It’s a quick opportunity to put Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final disappointment behind us and focus on trying to secure European football for the first time in the club’s history.
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Welbeck said, “Playing in Europe would be an unbelievable experience for the club and the city. We know we’ve still got a lot of work to do to get there but it’s important to set the goals high and strive to as hard as possible to achieve the goals.
“Come the end of the season we’ll see how it pans out, but everyone is hungry in that dressing room and we’re looking forward to the last couple of months of the season.”
Welbeck believes the squad have learned lessons from last season when they achieved the club’s highest Premier League points tally despite losing six games in a row early in 2022. A win at the City Ground would see Albion better last season’s total with eight games to play.
“We finished ninth which was a record for the club, but we also knew there was room to improve.
“There was a period where we lost six games in a row and as a squad we know that shouldn’t have happened so that was something we wanted to put right and throughout the whole season we’ve been very solid.
"We want to keep pushing ourselves and getting better each single day, not just in games but at training. Every single day there is always a will to improve as a group.”