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.
â€śWe donâ€™t have a massive squad,â€ť said the former Lincoln, Leicester and Ipswich man to the Albion website.
â€śThatâ€™s why the really top clubs have big squads. Come this time of year, they need to rotate.
â€śBut, for me, there are less games in the Premier League compared to the Championship.
â€śMaybe Iâ€™m used to it and my bodyâ€™s adapted.â€ť