West Bromwich Albion - International Fall Out Irritates Clarke
UK time is: 17:49:23
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

International Fall Out Irritates Clarke

James Morrison is a doubt for the Liverpool game after picking up a knock whilst on duty for Scotland.

The midfielder was substituted after 27 minutes with an ankle problem, and he's being assessed by the clubs' medical staff today.

Speaking to wba.co.uk Clarke said.

'Morrison has just walked into the building and is being assessed. He rolled his ankle slightly and until the doctor's assessed him I really can't comment as to whether he'll be available at the weekend. But he came off quickly, which is good, and it's good that Scotland got him off quickly because that gives him more time to recover.'

Despite communication issues over Shane Long, Clarke also revealed that although he did miss training, he was fit for the Republic of Ireland's game - he just wasn't selected.

'I got a text from Shane saying there was a communication mix up, as far as I'm aware, Shane will be fit for the weekend.'

Steve Clarke's irritation comes mainly from the fact that Jonas Olsson and Gareth McAuley both played 90 minutes, when clearly neither needed to, and Olsson has picked up an injury.

'I've got other players who played 90 minutes, which is not very good, given the fact they are pre season friendlies and no one needs to play 90 minutes. The international managers have a responsibility to look after the club players. It upset me a little bit because two experienced central defenders certainly didn't need 90 minutes just before the opening of the Premier League.'

Olsson is due into the club at 4pm today where he'll be assessed properly, but Clarke does say all of the knocks and niggles picked are believed to be minor by the medical team.

Vital West Brom on: facebook

Vital West Brom on: twitter

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Baggy Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 16 2012

Time: 3:14PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent West Bromwich Albion Articles

Stats: Stoke v WBA (Saturday August 29 2015)

Stoke v West Brom - Team Line Ups (Saturday August 29 2015)

Nabi Heads Out On Loan (Friday August 28 2015)

The WBA Injury Table.. (Friday August 28 2015)

Another Day Another Berahino Update (Thursday August 27 2015)

Kemp Hoping For Good Stoke Reception (Thursday August 27 2015)

Francis Talks Berahino Problems (Wednesday August 26 2015)

Pulis On Port Vale Penalty Win (Wednesday August 26 2015)

Archived West Bromwich Albion Articles

List All Vital Baggies Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Baggy Boy 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Stoke 0 - 1 WBA
WBA 2 - 3 Chelsea
Watford 0 - 0 WBA
WBA 0 - 3 Man City

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. AFC Bournemouth 4 1 1 2 -1 4
12. Aston Villa 4 1 1 2 -1 4
13. Chelsea 4 1 1 2 -3 4
14. WBA 4 1 1 2 -3 4
15. Watford 4 0 3 1 -2 3
16. Spurs 3 0 2 1 -1 2
17. Stoke 4 0 2 2 -2 2

West Bromwich Albion  Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Cresswell on Hammers Fine Win at Anfield
West Ham : 29/08/2015 17:39:01
Reid on Hammers Fine Win at Anfield
West Ham : 29/08/2015 17:34:01
Mourinho`s Views on Palace Loss
Chelsea : 29/08/2015 17:30:01
Noble on Hammers Fine Win at Anfield
West Ham : 29/08/2015 17:23:00
Leicester City : 29/08/2015 17:18:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Stoke MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Myhill 0%
Dawson 0%
McAuley 0%
Olsson 0%
Lescott 0%
Gardner 0%
Fletcher 0%
Yacob 0%
Morrison 0%
McClean 0%
Rondon 0%
Sub - Lambert 0%
Sub - McManaman 0%
Sub - Gamboa 0%