Alan Pardew hints West Brom will have pair back for Swansea; Gareth Barry out

Alan Pardew, Manager of West Bromwich Albion looks on prior to the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace at The Hawthorns on December 2, 2017 in West...

West Bromwich Albion are likely to have two players back from injury for their Premier League clash with Swansea City.

Alan Pardew, Manager of West Bromwich Albion looks on prior to the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace at The Hawthorns on December 2, 2017 in West...

As reported by West Brom's official Twitter account, Alan Pardew has suggested that the Baggies are set to have both Matt Phillips and Chris Brunt back for their crucial Premier League clash with Swansea City this weekend, but there is less positive news regarding Gareth Barry.

West Brom will be hoping to end their wait for a Premier League win when they face the Swans at the Liberty Stadium this weekend. August was the last time the Baggies won a game - but perhaps the division's bottom side is the perfect opponent to come up against, especially with the momentum gained from Pardew's recent appointment.

WBA Player Matt Phillips in action during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Watford at The Hawthorns on September 30, 2017 in West Bromwich, England.

And it appears that they will have a further boost with Brunt and Phillips ready to feature. Phillips missed the draw with Crystal Palace, while Brunt has not played since the most recent international break.

Gareth Barry of West Bromwich Albion is faced by Mohamed Elneny of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and West Bromwich Albion at Emirates Stadium on September 25,...

However, there is less positive news regarding Barry. The veteran had to be replaced just half an hour into the Palace stalemate, and Pardew has suggested that he is set to miss this weekend's game, as well as the upcoming midweek clash with Liverpool.

Not having Barry back will be a blow as he has been impressive since arriving at The Hawthorns from Everton in the summer, but the news surrounding Phillips and Brunt will be a boost.

Both players bring creativity to the side, and that may be all that is needed as the Baggies look to turn their last few positive performances into some wins that will lift them away from trouble. 

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