West Brom were without a number of familiar faces in their 1-1 draw against Brighton on Monday evening.
Romaine Sawyers and Charlie Austin were not involved in the Baggies squad, purely based on selection issues, given their poor performances.
One regular that did miss out unexpectedly was Dara O’Shea. The young Irishman has been in every squad so far but missed out against Brighton.
Slaven Bilic has shared an update on Irish international, claiming it was an injury picked up in training that kept him out of action.
The problem isn’t said to be massive, and O’Shea could be back for the next Premier League clash with Fulham on Monday.
“It was a kick in training, it was a kick but he twisted it a bit,” he told Birmingham Live.
“It happened Wednesday or Thursday. At the beginning, it looked like ‘wow, big one’, but then he had a scan and they told me he’ll be ready for the next game. He’s a Braveheart.
“He only had to miss this game, so it’s nothing serious.”
With Ahmed Hegazi leaving over the weekend, it was vital that O’Shea wasn’t out for too long to keep the squad depth strong.
The Irish youngster has moved up the pecking order in that sense, and with his ability to play right-back too, it is nearly a guarantee that he will be involved in the squad every week.
O’Shea is clearly one of Bilic’s favourites, with the Croatian labelling the defender as “Unbelievable” in the past month.
The 21-year-old started the first four games of the season but hasn’t featured since, but he should be back into the fold on Monday.
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