Last Updated: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 10:28
Assistant head coach Keith Downing has revealed that Peter Odemwingie should be back in training with West Brom on Wednesday.
Downing has spoken out on the chances of the influential 30-year-old Nigerian international striker returning to action for the Baggies in Sunday's clash with Newcastle at the Hawthorns.
And, as Odemwingie has progressed well from the calf injury, which he struggled with in the 2-0 defeat at Manchester United on March 11 and that subsequently forced him out of Saturday's 1-1 draw at Wigan, Downing confirmed he is due back in training with the rest of the first-team squad.
As long as he suffers no setbacks on the training ground then there is every chance that Odemwingie will be back in contention for the visit of the Magpies this weekend.
"Peter didn't train yesterday, but it looks like he's going to train today," said Downing on the club's website.
"The boys had Monday off so yesterday was their first day back in."
Downing also gave a fitness update on several other players who picked up a few minor knocks at the DW Stadium.
He added: "Chris Brunt had a bit of a sore ankle but trained yesterday and is fine.
"James Morrison is a little fatigued - he's been playing a lot of games recently - so he didn't train yesterday.
"Keith Andrews had a bang on the knee at Manchester United.
"That was inflamed on Wednesday and Thursday of last week but he trained on Friday and declared himself fit."
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