With every passing week, many West Brom supporters must feel that their side will finally start to click back into gear after such a disappointing run of form.
However, last weekend’s 1-0 defeat at Queens Park Rangers heaped further pressure on head coach Valerien Ismael, who has overseen just three narrow wins from 12 matches in all competitions.
The Baggies now sit seven points adrift of the top two, with the more pressing issue being on ensuring that they remain ahead of the chasing pack for the playoffs.
On the plus side, West Brom are the only team in the division to still possess an unbeaten home record, but five of their 12 games at The Hawthorns have ended in draws.
At a time when the West Midlands outfit are winless in four Championship matches, opponents Peterborough have prevailed in just one of their last 10 fixtures in the league.
That came on December 11 when they edged out Millwall, but seven goals have been conceded against Blackpool and Coventry City in the games which have followed.
Edging out Bristol Rovers in the FA Cup came as a much-needed boost after a coronavirus-related break which lasted three weeks, although Darren Ferguson knows that any momentum generated from that match has now been lost.
In sharp contrast to West Brom’s unbeaten home record, Posh have the worst away return in the Championship, collecting just three points from their 12 encounters on the road.
They remain three points adrift of safety, albeit with two matches in hand on a Reading side which look increasingly devoid of confidence