West Bromwich Albion Callum McManaman hopeful of making return from injury

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West Bromwich Albion winger Callum McManaman has been out since the end of January with injury.

Callum McManaman has told the Express and Star that he hopes to be back for West Bromwich Albion’s match against Sunderland on Saturday.

McManaman has been out since January, after he damaged his ankle ligaments.

However, the former Wigan Athletic man made his comeback for the Baggies earlier this week, when he completed 45 minutes in a development squad friendly against Burnley.

The winger says that he felt no repercussions of the injury during the training match, and he is now hoping that Tony Pulis selects him in the Baggies’ match day squad for their game against Sunderland.

“It was my first game back and I felt good,” McManaman said. “I’ve trained for just under a week and it’s going well.

“I could have played longer – I played the opening 45 minutes and I did a four-on-four in the morning so it was probably the equivalent of a full game.

“I hope to be back for the weekend, certainly for the bench. It was my left ankle ligaments but I’ve done them before so I know how to deal with it and how to get back.”

Prior to his injury, McManaman had made 11 appearances for West Brom in the Premier League.

During that time he has created two goals, but he is yet to open his scoring account for the season.

McManaman returns to West Brom at a time when the pressure is off the side.

The Baggies’ strong run of form over recent months has elevated them up the Premier League table, and there are now no concerns about relegation.

West Brom are currently in 11th place in the Premier League table, 13 points above the bottom three.

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