West Brom boss, Darren Moore has been handed an injury boost, with the news that Matt Phillips has returned to training from an ankle injury.
The injury has seen the winger miss West Brom’s last five league games, where they have had a mixed set of results.
The Baggies are currently sat 4th in the Championship table and Moore will be delighted to have Phillips back in contention in the near future.
The West Brom boss revealed to the Express & Star that Phillips had returned to first-team fold and is pleased to see him back in contention.
“Matty Phillips is outside and running, doing all his bits and pieces.
“It’s great to see him back outside, that’s where their development and recovery comes out, when they’re doing football-based practises.”
Although Phillips isn’t expected to return to the team this weekend, his imminent return will be a real positive for the Baggies.
We look at the reasons why Phillips’s return will be a huge boost to West Brom’s promotion chances this season.
Find out what they are, below…..
Phillips has already shown he’s a crucial player to this West Brom side
The Scotsman has already made a notable contribution in the first-half of this year’s league campaign and will be keen to pick up where he left off.
Phillips has five goals and seven assists to his name this season in his 22 appearances for the Baggies.
His pace and power going forward make him one of the most dangerous wingers in the Championship and he’ll play a crucial role in keeping West Brom in promotion contention this season.
He adds further depth to the Baggies’ wide positions
In the first-half of the season, West Brom struggled for depth out wide, especially after Harvey Barnes was recalled from his loan spell by Leicester.
But with the recent arrivals of the likes of Jefferson Montero and Jacob Murphy, it adds some much-needed competition for a starting spot in Darren Moore’s side.
This competition is likely to see the best in all three options going forward into the rest of the season.