West Brom looking at returning players to halt losing streak

West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Clarke expects is hopeful a fully fit squad will bring to an end a five game winless streak.

West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Clarke expects is hopeful a fully fit squad will bring to an end a five game winless streak.

Clarke said: "The squad has been stretched to the limit over the last six weeks. The boys that have gone in have done their best. They've tried hard, they've worked.

"Maybe the little bit of luck we were carrying a few weeks ago has deserted us a little bit.

"But all we can do is knuckle down and get on with it. As a group we know what we're trying to do.

"It's a long season and we're going to have moments when things don't go particularly well for you. This is one of those moments.

"We need to get a little bit of rhythm and continuity back into the group. That's the main aim I've got for the next three to four weeks.

"We got Peter Odemwingie and Steven Reid back on the pitch for a few minutes against QPR. Claudio Yacob has trained for a couple of days after his hamstring problem with the group and he's probably 50-50 for Saturday.

"Shane Long's dead leg is improving and again I'd say he's 50-50 for the weekend.

"Marc-Antoine Fortune (hamstring) is maybe a better chance for the weekend, maybe 60-40 in our favour.

"We are hopeful we will have all three or bodies back, if not this weekend then certainly when we go to Everton for the game after that.

"We should more or less be back to full strength given a fair run of no injuries."

 

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