Watson fancies Prem move
By Alex Livie. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Steve Watson is planning to remain with West Brom, but admits it would be tough to resist an offer from The Premiership.
The Geordie had a solid season at The Hawthorns, but his best efforts could not prevent The Baggies from slipping out of the top flight.
Watson admits there is a lot of uncertainty in the Black Country at present, but is planning to return and work hard during pre-season.
"As far as I'm concerned, I'm coming back in for pre-season training," he stated. "I think there is a clause in my contract on both sides which is quite common now.
"For the moment I'm coming back in for pre-season and will try to get my head around the fact we've been relegated. It's a little bit more difficult for me as it's my first time.
"If we can keep the squad together then I think we can come back up into The Premiership. We need to learn from the mistakes we made this season."
The 32-year-old has proved a solid Premiership performer during spells with Aston Villa, Everton and West Brom and admits he wants to return to the top flight.
"I'm also honest enough in that, if someone comes in to give me a chance of playing in The Premiership for a couple of years, then I can't say I wouldn't think about it," he admitted.
Baggies boss Bryan Robson claims he is under no pressure to sell following relegation.
The vultures are already circling, with Nathan Ellington the subject of major speculation, but Robson has been assured he can keep his squad together.
"We want to get back to The Premiership and Nathan can help us achieve that," said Robson.
"I can keep all my players, although Kanu and Kevin Campbell are out of contract."