West Brom duo Jake Livermore and Kieran Gibbs have both tested negative for COVID-19 after missing the 1-0 defeat at Manchester United.
Slaven Bilic confirmed the major boost on Thursday but did share that one of the pair was still feeling under the weather ahead of their return.
Both tested positive last week and were forced into isolation ahead of the controversial clash at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Bilic confirmed the boost ahead of the Sheffield United clash, and the news was relayed by journalist Joe Chapman on his personal Twitter account.
“All players are well and okay,” he wrote. “Livermore and Gibbs have tested negative, but one of them is still feeling a little under the weather.”
All players are well and okay. Livermore and Gibbs have tested negative, but one of them is still feeling a little under the weather. #wba
— Joe Chapman (@ChapmanJ92) November 26, 2020
It isn’t made clear whether both have returned to training, but given that one is still feeling slightly unwell, it is smart to predict that only one has.
Baggies fans will be hoping that it is Livermore and that their skipper will be available for the clash with Sheffield United on Saturday evening.
Gibbs hasn’t claimed his spot back since getting sent off against Everton months ago.
Conor Townsend has since come in, and his impressive performances have forced the senior left-back to settle for a place on the bench.
This is a massive boost, and hopefully, it will be the last of the COVID-19 findings at the Hawthorns after weeks of positives affecting preparations.
West Brom have turned a corner on the pitch, and hopefully, this means they are also on the up off of it too.
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