DEFLATED West Brom manager Gary Megson is wishing away the rest of the season -- so the club can launch their bid to return to the Premier League.

The Baggies' loose grip on top-flight survival was ended after only one season just over a week ago and relegation has hit the players hard, according to Megson.

The low morale at The Hawthorns was not helped by the 6-0 drubbing by Liverpool last Saturday which left the players shell-shocked.

It was West Brom's worst home defeat in 125 years and their ninth in their last 10 league matches.

So, as Albion prepare to face in-form Rovers tomorrow, Megson admits May 11 can't come soon enough for him after he has noticed some of his players no longer have the heart or stomach for their remaining games.

"The mood has changed and we have got people going through the motions," said the manager.

"We just want the end of the season to come now."

Megson said the totally one-sided hammering by Liverpool was visible proof of the difference between the Premier League and the Nationwide but that relegation had only made him more determined to bounce back immediately.

"There is a massive step up when you get to Premiership class but there is also a massive step down the other way class-wise," he added.

"We are going to have to deal with a team that has been relegated and try to pick up from that."

Last week Megson stressed the importance of having adequate financial resources to fund the team-building that was necessary if West Brom were to return to the Premier League.

Unlike local rivals Birmingham, who were also promoted from the Nationwide last season and spent heavily to successfully secure their top-flight status, the Baggies board have kept their hands firmly in their pockets.

Chairman Jeremy Peace has pledged to ensure Megson has money to spend on players because expectations among fans are now so much higher -- and the manager intends to utilise whatever cash is offered.

"We have got to bring in players to try to help us get where we want to be," said Megson.

"As much as this hurts at the moment it is still the best place to play football."