I want to establish West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League before I retire - Steven Reid

Midfielder hopes Baggies emulate his former club Blackburn Rovers...
West Bromwich Albion midfielder Steven Reid insists that he would like to see out the rest of his playing days at the Hawthorns.

In the meantime, the 29-year-old hopes that the Baggies can establish themselves as a Premier League side. And for that to happen, Reid believes that his side must emulate the home form that his former club Blackburn Rovers display at Ewood Park.

"Home games are massively important," Reid told reporters. "Blackburn have been really strong at Ewood Park and that's always carried them through.

"That's what we need at The Hawthorns. So far, so good this season. That's what you need to do in this league, get your results at home and then the away games are almost a bonus.

"I don't see why West Brom can't do a similar thing to Blackburn over the years. The two are very similar clubs in terms of fans, history, budgets.

"I think we can aim at emulating what Blackburn have done. I came here because it is an ambitious club.

"I'm hoping to finish my career here and I want to do it in the Premier League."

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