UK time is: 15:34:35
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

Gardner Seeks 40 Points (Sunday April 19 2015)

Audio - Pulis Proud Of Palace Showing (Saturday April 18 2015)

Stats: Crystal Palace v WBA (Saturday April 18 2015)

Fletcher - Time To Bounce Back (Wednesday April 15 2015)

Olsson - I'm Fit & Raring To Go (Wednesday April 15 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)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Crystal Palace 0 - 2 WBA
WBA 2 - 3 Leicester City
WBA 1 - 4 Q.P.R.
Man City 3 - 0 WBA
WBA 1 - 0 Stoke
Aston Villa 2 - 1 WBA

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
10. West Ham 33 11 10 12 0 43
11. Crystal Palace 33 11 9 13 -3 42
12. Everton 33 10 11 12 -2 41
13. WBA 33 9 9 15 -14 36
14. Newcastle 33 9 8 16 -20 35
15. Aston Villa 33 8 8 17 -21 32
16. Sunderland 32 5 14 13 -23 29

Breaking League News

The FA Cup Final Officials Announced
Aston Villa : 21/04/2015 14:43:01
FA Charge Villa (And Reading) Re Pitch Invasion
Aston Villa : 21/04/2015 14:39:01
Infographic - Falcao, Returning Of Faulty Goods!
Man Utd : 21/04/2015 12:22:00
Big Sam in the Land of Uncle Sam?
West Ham : 21/04/2015 11:56:01
Keep Chasing Klopp!
West Ham : 21/04/2015 11:53:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Palace MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Myhill 100%
Dawson 0%
McAuley 0%
Lescott 0%
Brunt 0%
Morrison 0%
Fletcher 0%
Yacob 0%
Gardner 0%
Berahino 0%
Anichebe 0%
Sub - Wisdom 0%
Sub - Olsson 0%
Sub - Baird 0%