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Darragh should be fine for Baggies trip

The boss reveals that defensive duo Darragh Lenihan and Ryan Nyambe could play this weekend

25 October 2018

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Tony Mowbray has revealed that Darragh Lenihan and Ryan Nyambe are expected to play a part in this weekend's game against West Bromwich Albion.

The boss returns to familiar territory this weekend, having previously enjoyed a three-year spell at the Hawthorns, during which time he took the Baggies back to the Premier League.
 
And he expects to have defensive duo Lenihan and Nyambe with them for the trip to the Midlands.
 
“I hope Darragh will be with us. The medical department keep me informed. I was kicking a ball around the garden with my nine-year-old yesterday and I got a text from the medical team telling me Darragh should be okay," Mowbray said.
 
“He didn’t train today but I’m hopeful he’ll be out there on the training pitch on Friday. It’s nothing that can get worse, and by that I mean it’s not a muscle tear or anything like that.
 
“If it’s a knock then I think we will be able to deal with it.
 
“Ryan has a chance. He’s trained well today and has been training all week. Tuesday was too soon, so we’ll see if he is ready for Saturday. We’ll see on him, but maybe we can welcome Ryan back."
 
But if not, the boss adds that he will have no problems with Elliott Bennett continuing in the right back role.
 
“The Swansea manager felt both our full backs were very athletic in our game against them the other night. With the greatest of respect to Graham [Potter], he’s been away in Sweden for the last five years so I imagine he’s not seen too much of Elliott Bennett. He wouldn’t know he wasn’t our regular right back.
 
“That tells you the job Elliott has done. He maybe understands the game a little better than Ryan. Ryan has a lot of great attributes needed for a full back."

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