Last Updated: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 08:52
Graham Dorrans is set to to give West Brom a timely boost by returning for Saturday's trip to Everton in place of James Morrison.
The Scotland international midfielder missed the 3-1 defeat against Newcastle on Sunday due to a slight hamstring problem, but he has returned to training this week and is almost certain to feature in the squad at Goodison Park.
The news has been welcomed by assistant boss Keith Downing, who has hailed the strength of Albion's midfield options with Dorrans back in the mix along with Chris Brunt and Paul Scharner, who came off the bench to replace knee injury victim Morrison at the Hawthorns, who are now also fit again.
Add to that Keith Andrews and Youssouf Mulumbu and Downing claims that area of the pitch is 'where we're blessed with lots of talent'.
In addition to Dorrans vying to make his first Premier League start in six games, Jerome Thomas trained on Tuesday after suffering a slight hamstring niggle against Newcastle, while Brunt is fighting fit after a bout of tonsillitis and keeper Marton Fulop is back after missing the last three games due to chicken pox.
"Chris Brunt had the illness last week, which knocked him about a little bit," Downing told the club's website.
"He's had a couple of days to recuperate.
"He was on the bench because of it, came on and found it physically quite tough.
"It knocked his energy a little bit. He should be back.
"Marton Fulop didn't train yesterday but is back in tomorrow.
"Depending on how he does on Thursday and Friday he'll be considered."
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