West Brom forward Callum Robinson is facing an anxious wait over his availability for the clash against Burnley on Monday.
The Baggies striker was stood down from international duty with Ireland and was forced into isolation after mixing with a positive COVID-19 test.
The Athletic reported that the Albion were waiting on advice from the Premier League and UK Government before making Robinson available.
John Egan and Callum O’Dowda were also in the same boat this weekend, but developments give us hope that Robinson is likely to feature.
Bristol City entertained Barnsley on Saturday, and O’Dowda came on at Oakwell and gave away a penalty as his side drew 2-2.
That’s the Championship though, and Sunday saw Robinson’s case get much stronger.
Sheffield United announced their side to face Fulham on Sunday morning and made it clear that they received clearance for Egan to start.
Three changes for the Blades.🔁
Max Lowe, Ollie Norwood & Oli McBurnie all come into the side. New signing Rhian Brewster takes his place on the bench.
John Egan is cleared to play and takes the captain's armband. pic.twitter.com/pUli41iOAP
— Sheffield United (@SheffieldUnited) October 18, 2020
Unless one of Robinson’s tests this week were returned positive, the Baggies striker is all but guaranteed to be involved on Monday.
The Premier League can’t grant permission for one player to feature but not the other and West Brom must use that to their advantage.
There was another case of this with Kieran Tierney for Arsenal, who featured against Manchester City despite a positive test in the Scotland camp.
The severe doubts over Robinson’s availability appear to have disappeared overnight, and it seems likely he will be ready for action against the Clarets.
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