Tottenham assistant coach Chris Hughton believes West Bromwich Albion's positive approach in the face of adversity will see them win their Barclays Premiership relegation battle.

Bryan Robson's men have managed to creep out of the bottom three and a positive result at White Hart Lane tonight would provide another huge boost.

The arrival of former England captain Robson has revitalised Albion who looked doomed only two months ago.

Since then they have had vital wins, at Charlton and at home to Birmingham and Everton, and have suffered only one defeat - at league leaders Chelsea - in six games.

Hughton believes, with Robson at the helm, that topflight survival is certainly on the cards.

The Spurs No 2 said: "If I look at West Brom's form over the last couple of months it is certainly the most consistent they have been.

"Their performances have been much better and they have done ever so well. I remember them playing ever so well at Fulham earlier in the season but they lost near the end.

"Since then they have managed to maintain their form and at this particular moment they are a good side.

"If I look at how West Brom have approached most games over the past few months they have tried to win in all of them."

Robson's predecessor Gary Megson came under fire for the team's dour style of play and Hughton believes the Baggies' football has become altogether more pleasing on the eye.

Spurs are chasing a Uefa Cup spot after reaching seventh place and last weekend's creditable 2-2 draw at Liverpool has given Martin Jol's men renewed optimism of sealing a ticket to Europe.

Hughton added: "If I look at our away form over the season we have generally been pleased. The fact we can go to a side as good as Liverpool - who have had a wonderful Champions' League run - and get a result shows the progress we have made.

"There are so many things that can affect your ability to juggle league and European form. The size of your squad is one. Clubs like Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United are all sides that have the bigger squads but we are pleased with the way things are shaping up."