Despite losing defender Kean Bryan for the rest of the season after picking up a knee injury during their recent 1-0 win over Hull City, it seems as though West Brom could be welcoming back one of their key players once the current international break comes to an end.
According to Baggies manager Valerien Ismael, West Brom midfielder Alex Mowatt should be back available for selection for their upcoming Championship clash against Huddersfield Town later this month after picking up a foot injury during their 1-0 win over Birmingham City back in October.
If Mowatt is fit enough to play against Huddersfield, this would surely leave a lot of Baggies fans thrilled given how West Brom have only managed to win two of the five league games he’s missed in recent weeks compared to the one game they have lost with him in the side prior to the Birmingham game where he picked up his injury.
In the 12 league appearances he’s made for the Baggies this season, the 26-year-old, who is currently valued at £6.3m according to Transfermartkt, has managed to score three goals and provide one assist, proving himself as a useful goal threat from midfield.
From a defensive point of view, Mowatt has also managed to rack up an average of 1.9 tackles and interceptions per game in the Championship, highlighting just how crucial he has been up and down the pitch and probably why West Brom have conceded six goals in the five games he’s missed.
In terms of his overall performances, Mowatt, who has been described as a “massive” player for the team by Ismael, has earned himself an overall season rating of 7.21, making him the third-highest rated West Brom player according to WhoScored, backing up what his manager had to say about him.
Taking all of this into account, this says to us that signing the midfielder on a free transfer last summer has been a great piece of business from the Midlands club.
Moving forward, taking into account what Mowatt has delivered for the Baggies on the pitch so far this season, he definitely would give them a better chance of beating Huddersfield if he’s on the pitch than if he isn’t, which is why everyone at the club will undoubtedly be hoping that he will be able to use the time between now and the Huddersfield match to fully recover.