West Brom coach Ben Garner suggests Nacer Chadli's return could be huge for Baggies

Nacer Chadli of West Bromwich Albion celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion at London Stadium on February 11,...

Nacer Chadli has not played for West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League this season.

Nacer Chadli of West Bromwich Albion celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion at London Stadium on February 11,...

West Brom coach Ben Garner has suggested that having Nacer Chadli back in the squad could potentially be huge for the Baggies if he is able to rediscover his best form, the Express and Star reports.

It has been a difficult time for the Belgian, with the Express and Star reporting that he missed the pre-season tour with Austria and has had injuries to contend with this term. But it appears that he may now be back in contention to make his first Premier League appearance of the campaign for Tony Pulis' men.

Nacer Chadli of West Bromwich Albion holds off a challenge by Jordy Clasie of Southampton during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Southampton at The Hawthorns on...

And Garner has suggested that it could be a fantastic boost for the Baggies to have the former Tottenham man coming back into the fold following the end of the international break.

"Potentially he could be huge for us," he said, as reported by the Express and Star. "His talent is undoubted.

West Bromwich Albion midfielder Nacer Chadli in action during the Premier League Asia Trophy match between West Brom and Crystal Palace at Hong Kong Stadium on July 22, 2017 in Hong Kong,...

"When he first came to the club, his first four or five games he was exceptional. But he needs to get back to those levels now."

As Garner alluded to, Chadli made an incredible impact for the Baggies following his 2016 move, and ended the campaign with five goals and five assists in the top flight.

Though he may need some time to get up to speed, he would arguably provide some much-needed creativity as the 2-2 draw with Watford last time out was the first time in the league this term that they had scored more than once in a single game.

And if he can get up to speed and make the kind of impact that he made during his first few weeks with the club, then Pulis will surely be delighted to have him back in the ranks ahead of the busy winter period. 

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