The Lowdown: Bottom three
Bruce has guided the club to just one league win all season and has lost three of his last four in charge, creating immense pressure on his position at the Hawthorns.
However, reliable journalist Alan Nixon said prior to the defeat at Deepdale that Bruce still had people ‘backing him’ at The Hawthorns, but it looks as if that may now have changed.
The Latest: U-turn?
They claimed that the 61-year-old’s reign in the Midlands ‘is on the brink’ after they fell into the bottom three, implying the loss may have been the final straw for those inside the club still supporting the former Newcastle boss.
Bruce in or Bruce out?
The Verdict: Now or never
West Brom are the only side in the league with just one victory to their name from 12 games, and it looks as if now is the time when Baggies chiefs need to step in and finally call time on Bruce’s tenure.
It hasn’t been a memorable period in charge for Bruce, who has only won eight of his 31 games – a record not good enough for a side that want to be challenging for promotion.
Who knows, a change in the dugout now could still save West Brom’s season, with the club only needing to take inspiration from Nottingham Forest, who brought in Steve Cooper when they were in the bottom three last year and ended up winning promotion.
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