West Brom fullback Paul Robinson says the availability of Filipe Teixeira is like a new signing.
"I think he can be a very good player," he told the WBA website. "There is no doubt in my mind.
"When we signed him everybody thought 'who's he?' But he proved in the Championship what a quality player he is and for me he will do exactly the same in the Premier League.
"After being out for seven months it is just about getting your match fitness back and getting games under your belt. I don't think it will take him long because he has been working very hard.
"He went back to Portugal to do his rehabilitation, which was different class. He has come back strong.
"When you have been out for that long you have to be strong in the mind to come back from it. He is turning like he has never been injured.
"He is a great player for us and he is like having a brand new signing."