Jonny Evans has urged his West Brom team-mates to focus on beating the club’s current Premier League points’ record this season.
The Northern Ireland international, who switched to the Hawthorns from Manchester United in a Â£6million deal last summer in search of regular first-team action, has been a regular in boss Tony Pulis’ plans this term and is delighted at the ‘huge potential’ on display at the club.
The Baggies’ recent run of three wins and a draw from four games has moved them to 11th in the Premier League and just one point shy of the 40-point barrier which is universally accepted as being the target for safety from relegation.
However Evans does not want the players to take their foot off the pedal and is now looking for the side to press on and use the final nine matches to pick up the 11 points needed to beat Albion’s previous best tally of 49, achieved under former boss Steve Clarke during the 2012/13 season.
He told the Express & Star: “We have nine games left and we want to finish top ten, that is the aim. I think once you get into the top ten I think the gap opens up a bit to the European places.
“The highest points tally this club has in the Premier League is 49 and it would be nice to get to a stage where we can beat that record.”