Evans wants victory for Pardew after comeback

Last updated : 01 January 2018 By Wba-mad Editor

Jonny Evans says his teammates are desparate to get a first win for new Albion boss Alan Pardew. 

The former Crystal Palace boss took over at the start of December and is winless in seven games. 

During that period, Albion have picked up points against Liverpool, Arsenal and an in-form Everton side. 

But it's three valuable points that Evans wants to achieve sooner rather than later to move Albion out of the relegation zone. 

“For us, the most important thing is to get that first win under Alan Pardew,” said Albion's captain. 

“We’ve got a quick turnaround now before the next game against West Ham, which is a bit strange because they’ve had the whole week to prepare.

“We’re already in there making sure we get our recovery started and we’ll be in tomorrow making sure we continue to do that so we’re fresh for the game.

“Hopefully we can put in a performance that leads to a win. We’ve got a lot of belief in the squad at the moment.”

The draw against Arsenal moved Albion off the bottom of the league going into the New Year. And the former Manchester United defender says goalscore Jay Rodriguez showed his character to end his goal drought. 

“Jay was in a high pressured situation and he’s gone and picked the ball up and slotted it away,” Evans added.

“It’s great for him, it shows the character he’s got. There hasn’t been many goals within the team but he showed good desire and I was very pleased for him.

“Sometimes I think you can panic. There’s still a long way to go and the most important thing is to keep your head.”