Mel has revealed he has held one-to-one talks with Scott Sinclair - and insists the winger remains part of his plans.
"On Friday Scott Sinclair spoke with me," Mel told the WBA website. "I told him he is a good player, a good winger.
"At the moment West Brom need hard work on the pitch. But I assured Scott Sinclair he will play in the future.
"It is normal he is disappointed he is not playing.
"But I can only pick 11 and it is difficult every day."
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