(Reuters) – West Bromwich Albion supervisor Sam Allardyce hit out on the Premier League’s fixture-planners forward of Sunday’s sport towards Newcastle United, saying unfair scheduling was pushing his group in the direction of relegation.
West Brom host Newcastle at midday, simply 60 hours after Thursday’s 1-0 house defeat by Everton and Allardyce is anxious with the shortage of preparation time afforded to his gamers.
In distinction, Newcastle haven’t performed since their 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers final Saturday.
“We requested if we might play it subsequent Monday they usually (the Premier League) mentioned no,” Allardyce advised reporters. “After which what do we’ve to do? Play at 12 on Sunday.
“Thanks very a lot, that is very nice of you on the Premier League, serving to us to get relegated, or making an attempt to get us relegated. That is how it’s. You may ask for various dates or occasions however anyone we requested for has been utterly ignored.”
Allardyce, who has a popularity for serving to struggling groups, is conscious of the importance of Sunday’s contest. Second-from-bottom on 17 factors after 27 matches, West Brom are 9 adrift of Seventeenth-placed Newcastle, who’re simply above the relegation spots and have a sport in hand.
“If we lose we’re 12 factors away,” he mentioned. “That might make it as massive a activity as anyone has achieved to attempt to keep within the Premier League.”
(Reporting by Arvind Sriram in Bengaluru; Modifying by Simon Cameron-Moore)