English Premiership

Williams: Everton not safe from the drop

Ashley Williams (Getty)
Ashley Williams (Getty)

Cape Town - Everton defender Ashley Williams believes his club are still at risk of relegation after Saturday’s 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion.

Moumar Niasse rescued a point in the 70th minute at Goodison Park after Jay Rodriguez had put the Baggies ahead, making it six games without a win for the Toffees.

"It's not good," Williams said of their recent form. "The gaffer said he wanted a result to stop the [four-match] losing streak so we did that but it's not good reading.

"We need to win games and when teams are below us in the league, especially at home, they are the type of games you want to win.

"If you don't perform for periods of the season you're going to find yourself down there.

Despite sitting ninth in the Premier League standings, Everton are just six points above the drop zone."

"Obviously with the results we have been getting we have started to slip the other way that you don't want to be going," Williams continued.

"I'm not sure if we are in a relegation battle or not but I don't think you're ever really out of it unless you are one of the top few teams.

"We have got to get back on track because we have to get back on track and perform better, get results, get clean sheets, win games and you will be alright if you do that."