James Chester claims West Brom have been warned that they are not safe from relegation despite sitting 14 points clear of danger.
The versatile 27-year-old defender has featured regularly for boss Tony Pulis as the Baggies have picked up an impressive 10 points from a possible 12 in their last four games, including Sunday’s 1-0 home win against Manchester United.
Albion now sit on 39 points and have put a huge gulf between themselves and Norwich in the final relegation place with nine games remaining.
But Chester claims the players have been warned not to take their foot off the pedal until the side is mathematically certain of Premier League football next term.
“We knew a few games ago that the run we had was really tough,” he said. “But to take 10 points from the last four games makes things a lot more comfortable for ourselves so we are really pleased with the run we’re on.
“Everybody is talking about the 40-point mark so with nine games to go, we should have put ourselves in a great position.
“The gaffer keeps talking about trying to continue our run because it’s just not easy to get points in this league.”