West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis has told the Birmingham Mail he hasn’t spoken to Jonas Olsson.
The key defender returned to training for the first time yesterday after an Achilles problem, but the Baggies boss has told the paper he’s yet to have a conversation with the Swede over his progress.
“I’ve not spoken to him. I think he felt that it was quite a tough day for him,” said Pulis.
“That's what it’s going to be like for the next couple of weeks I should imagine.”
Rather than being a sign of neglect, Pulis deserves praises for leaving Olsson to his own thoughts.
It’s always difficult for players coming back after long term injury spells and the boss more than likely didn’t want to get inside the mind of a key player as soon as he’s back in the first team picture.
There’s no real sense in Pulis doing so until Olsson is closer to a return to first team action.
Pulis has confirmed that Olsson is still some way off from making a first team return and it’s vital the Baggies don’t rush him back into action before he’s ready.
The temptation is there with the side three points away from the drop zone, but he will be vital towards the end of the season.