Jonas Olsson: West Brom defender happy with gap to Premier League drop zone

Jonas Olsson (right)
Jonas Olsson has made 242 appearances for West Brom since signing from Dutch side NEC Nijmegen in August 2008

Defender Jonas Olsson says West Bromwich Albion have taken an important step towards securing their Premier League status after a long-awaited win at Everton.

The Baggies' 1-0 victory was their first since 2 January and moved them eight points clear of the bottom three.

"It was nice to get three points and create a bit of a gap to the bottom," the Swede, 32, told BBC WM 95.6.

"The title race is wide open and so is the relegation battle."

Albion had gone five league games without a win since beating Stoke 2-1 at The Hawthorns and now prepare to face title contenders Leicester City, Manchester City and top-four-chasing Manchester United at the start of March.

"They're all hard games - everyone's fighting," he said. "From experience you know they're going to be tough for everybody.

"But we've been doing well at home and hopefully we can get over the line sooner or later."

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