Nigel Quashie has said that former club West Bromwich Albion are still far from securing a promotion place.
West Brom were seemingly in pole position for an automatic promotion place before the turn of the year, but form over December and January saw the gap between themselves and the play-off placed teams reduce.
A turn around in fortunes of late has seen Slaven Bilic’s side return to form and secure three wins on the bounce heading into the game against Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
Sitting six points ahead of Leeds United, the Baggies will be hoping to further enhance that lead with a win against Sabri Lamouchi’s side.
A return to the Premier League is high on Bilic’s agenda this season and it is down the like of Matheus Pereira, Charlie Austin and Grady Diangana’s form – that the Hawthorns outfit looks favourites to go up.
The arrival of Callum Robinson and Kamil Grosicki during the January transfer window has only added extra quality to the Baggies side too and both could feature against Forest this coming weekend.
Speaking to Football League World’s Chief Editor Sam Rourke, Quashie gave his views on his former club’s chances of playing top flight football next season.
“No definitely not,” Quashie replied when asked if promotion was secured.
“I still think there is a long way to go and there are points to play for. They have obviously got the points on the board, two great away wins and performances to be honest.
“They had a bad January with difficult results, but I think they have got over that and I think it is time for them to really push on now.
“They have stamped their authority with two away wins, and they have a big game against Forest at the weekend.”
Following Saturday’s 12:30 kick-off with Forest, West Brom will then prepare to face Bristol City next weekend.