West Brom star Chris Brunt admits he was nervous before making his long-awaited return against Tottenham

West Brom's Chris Brunt is stretchered off after sustaining an injury

West Brom returned to Premier League action in typically battling mood as they held Tottenham to a 1-1 draw on Saturday.

West Brom manager Tony PulisWest Brom manager Tony Pulis

It was a game in which West Brom set up not to lose, and, after Nacer Chadli's late goal, it seemed to be a game that they were going to win. Dele Alli did strike with a few minutes to go to take victory away from the Baggies, but it was a very important and hard earned point for West Brom.

Chris Brunt, who has been missing for almost eight months with a knee injury, returned to action against Spurs and he told the Express and Star how nervous he was upon his return.

West Brom were second best throughout the entire contest as Tony Pulis set his side up to give a defensive masterclass against the Premier League's in form side. It seemed to be working as well, as Tottenham found their opponents incredibly tough to break down as Ben Foster starred in goal for the Baggies.

West Brom's Chris Brunt is stretchered off after sustaining an injuryWest Brom's Chris Brunt is stretchered off after sustaining an injury

Nacer Chadli rifled a shot home to give his side the lead, only for Dele Alli to equalise, but it was a point that will be regarded by the fans as a very important one.

Chris Brunt made his long awaited return to action for the Baggies on Saturday as he came off the bench to win the corner that led to Chadlis' goal. 

At 31-years-old, Brunt has a huge amount of experience in football and he has been sorely missed by his team. However, this experience did not stop him from feeling nerves as he came of the bench.

Brunt told the Express and Star: "When the gaffer told me to get sorted and get ready to go on I was a little bit nervous. But I’ve been training the last five or six weeks and it’s been going OK".

Manchester City's Jesus Navas in action with West Brom's Chris BruntManchester City's Jesus Navas in action with West Brom's Chris Brunt

"Nothing really prepares you for the Premier League. I felt good, I was pleased. It’s a step in the right direction. That’s 25 minutes. Maybe get a little bit longer and try to get back in the team".

"You do all the tests and stuff and I know physically I’m fit enough and the knee’s probably better than it was before. You know all that but there’s no substitute for playing".

Brunt has been a huge loss for Tony Pulis this season with his versatility vital to the Baggies. His return after months out was marked by a hard earned point, with all the players knowing that they must find that same intensity week in and week out to strive in the Premier League. 

West Brom's Chris Brunt in action with Reading's Hal Robson KanuWest Brom's Chris Brunt in action with Reading's Hal Robson Kanu

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