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West Brom boss Pardew: We'll be careful with Sturridge fitness

West Brom boss Alan Pardew says he'll limit Daniel Sturridge's training to protect his fitness.

Pardew is thrilled to have signed Sturridge on loan for the rest of the ­season from Liverpool.

The manager said: “Daniel's deal runs until the summer and we will be managing him maybe a bit more carefully.

“He is fresh because he hasn't had a lot of game time, so he could be that ­rarity for Gareth — a player who is fresh going to the World Cup. He won't be pushed in training. We will slowly build his stamina over games.

“I think senior players will accept that only if there are special circumstances — this boy has missed training for a long period.

“We might do the same with James Morrison and Nacer Chadli when they come back so Daniel won't be the only one."

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