However, a week later, the Baggies boosted their survival hopes by clinching a 1-0 win over Norwich City.
"The dressing room is very good," the Birmingham Mail quotes Mel as saying. "I don't mind if there are fights if in the following match we win.
"No, [I wouldn't encourage it] but it's something that's normal among players and young players who are ambitious. The most important thing is what happens on May 12. I'm certain West Bromwich Albion will still be in the Premier League on that date."
West Brom are five points above the drop in the table with six games left to play.