Scharner fears relegation fight

The midfielder has already survived two relegation battles with

Wigan and West Brom, and admits he would rather avoid another

dogfight this campaign. Scharner, 31, insists the Baggies should be

looking up the table, especially after their thrilling 3-2 win at

Newcastle last time out, and he is sure that Roy Hodgson’s side are

too good to go down. He told The Daily Star: “Beating Newcastle was

brilliant but I said after beating Blackburn that we need to stop

concentrating on beating relegation. “I think we are better than

that. It doesn’t matter where we are in the league, our team and

the way we have performed in the last four or five games, shows we

are better than relegation fighters. “(Manchester) City are next

and so have to concentrate on them. We know that nothing in

football is impossible.” The Austrian was part of the Wigan side

which survived on the last day of the 2006-07 season. He said: “I

don’t want to ever experience that again. There was a lot of

pressure and it’s not something you want to have to go through

again.”