Slaven Bilic issues upbeat West Brom message as Leeds United are handed chance to move clear in top spot

BOSS Slaven Bilic admits his West Brom side have not made their automatic promotion bid any easier but is reminding his Baggies that their destiny is still in their own hands.

Saturday, 11th July 2020, 8:07 pm

After third-placed Brentford had closed the gap to second-placed West Brom to two points with Saturday lunch-time's 3-1 win at Derby County, Bilic's side then had to settle for a point in Saturday afternoon's 1-1 draw at Blackburn Rovers.

The Baggies now sit only three points above the third-placed Bees and level on points with front-runners Leeds United who could boot three points clear with three games left if recording a victory in Sunday lunch-time's clash at Swansea City.

“It doesn’t make it easier of course,” said Bilic.

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KEEPING POSITIVE: West Brom boss Slaven Bilic. Picture by Adam Davy/PA Wire.

“But we were in a position - and we still are - where we only have to focus on our game.

“We have to concentrate on our game.

"That is what I have told the guys - stay positive."