West Brom ace on comeback trail

Chris Brunt West Bromwich Albion CaptainWest Bromwich Albion captain Chris Brunt has claimed that he is making positive strides in his attempts to recover from a hamstring injury.

The midfielder sustained the knock in a 1-1 draw with near neighbours Aston Villa on 30th September.

Despite this, the international break appears to have come at a perfect time for the player. He has been able to focus on trying to work his way back to full fitness without the distraction of domestic fixtures.

Even though returning for West Brom’s next game may come too soon for him, he is confident of returning ahead of schedule.

The star is certaintly hoping to feature for the Baggies in their winter programme of fixtures as the West Midlands side look to build upon their bright start to the season.

Brunt went on to tell the Birmingham Mail “I’m not too sure what the overall timescale on the injury is, but it’s coming along.”

He is all too aware with the Christmas section of the season not too far away it is vital that his side continue to pick up valuable points, especially at home.

The Northern Ireland international was keen to reiterate as much and wanted to try and avoid these niggling 2-3 week injuries.

Despite being out of action being a source of frustration for the club captain, he added “I want to make absolutely sure it’s right before I come back because it’s no use to anybody doing two or three weeks at a time and then getting another injury.”

The Baggies are due to take on the current Premier League champions Manchester City at the Hawthorns this Saturday in a traditional 3 o’clock kick off.