West Brom star James Morrison hopeful of first-team return before end of the season

The 29-year-old has not played for the Premier League side since January.

James Morrison has suggested that he is hoping to return to the West Brom first-team before the end of the season after recovering from a hamstring injury that has kept him out for several months, the Birmingham Mail reports.

The Baggies midfielder has not played for Tony Pulis' side since the draw with Chelsea in January due to a hamstring injury, and while he was expecting to make his return in March, the Mail reports a setback in his recovery meant that with two games to go in the season, he is still yet to feature again for the club.

But Morrison has claimed that he is ready to play once again, and hopes that Pulis gives him a chance either against Bournemouth or Liverpool.

"I've taken things very carefully since then to make sure I was 100 per cent recovered," he told the Mail.

"I'm there now but of course it's all about match fitness and the only place you can get that is out on the pitch.

"You can take nothing for granted because you've not only got the established players doing well but now we've got some talented youngsters just as keen to play.

"I feel like I've got a lot of football in me but there are only a couple of games remaining. I just want to get back on the pitch."

With the 29-year-old's contract set to expire at the end of the season (via Mail), Morrison will be hoping that he can make the kind of impact upon his return that forces the club to make getting a new deal agreed one of their highest priorities for the summer.

And he will also be hoping to prove to Scotland boss Gordon Strachan that he deserves to be included in the squads for their upcoming games with Italy and France.

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