McAuley reckons his many years playing beneath the Premier League â where 46-game league seasons are the norm, not 38 â have put him in good stead for his current physical test.
âWe donât have a massive squad,â said the former Lincoln, Leicester and Ipswich man to the Albion website.
âThatâs why the really top clubs have big squads. Come this time of year, they need to rotate.
âBut, for me, there are less games in the Premier League compared to the Championship.
âMaybe Iâm used to it and my bodyâs adapted.â