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James Morrison set to return to action for West Brom this weekend

By Matt Wilson | West Bromwich Albion | Published:

James Morrison is set to return from injury this weekend and feature in his first Albion game for almost 10 months.

James Morrison. (AMA)

Albion’s longest serving player spent the majority of last season on the sidelines with a nasty Achilles injury.

He is officially a free agent after his contract ran out at the end of June, but is still training with the Baggies in order to earn a new deal.

Head coach Darren Moore is keen to keep Morrison at the club, and hopes the 32-year-old will be able to feature in a pre-season friendly at Swindon Town this Saturday.

Morrison has travelled up to Scotland with the rest of the senior squad today for a four-day fitness camp and is expected to be available at the County Ground.

“I’m hoping that we’ll see him play some part in the game at Swindon,” said Moore. “He’s looking very, very good - the Barnet game was most probably a little bit too soon.

“He’ll get a full week here and hopefully we can see Mozza take some part in the Swindon.”

Morrison’s return would be a huge boost to the Baggies, who have lost five players this summer and only signed one so far.

However, the Baggies are stepping up talks with Swansea City over a potential £4m move for centre-back Kyle Bartley.

Matt Wilson

By Matt Wilson
Football MMPJ - @mattwilson_star

Sports reporter at the Express & Star, who primarily covers West Bromwich Albion.

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