AARON MOOY says fighting relegation is nothing new to him.

And he hopes that experience could help Albion in their bid to claw their way up the table.

Midfielder Mooy, on a season-long loan from Huddersfield with a permanent move likely, helped the Terriers maintain Premier status two seasons ago after promotion before they finished bottom last term with 16 points.

Albion suffered a 3-1 defeat against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Tuesday to slip closer to the drop zone and have now won just one of their last nine games in the Premier League. Other results left Albion only two points above the relegation spots.

Many of the Albion players already know what it is like to fight to stay up after the Seagulls finished two points clear of relegation last season.

And Mooy says he and team-mates know what they need to do when the heat is on.

He said: “I know the feeling of these situations.

“It has been my life for the last three years.

“Lots of the other boys are the same as well.

“We have lots of players who have been in this situation as well.

“We just have to stay calm and keep believing in what we are doing and keep fighting.”

Mooy added: “It is really tight but we have to focus on what we are doing and make sure we focus on the full 90 minutes and play our game.”

The Australian, who scored Albion’s consolation on Tuesday, felt Albion let negativity creep in against Bournemouth.

He said: “We switched off and they got the goal.

“I think the negativity crept in because we haven’t won as many games as we would have liked.

“It is natural but we have to try and pick ourselves up.”

Albion have no game at the weekend after their FA Cup exit and do not return to Prem action until February 1 when they travel to fellow strugglers West Ham.