West Brom loanee Ainsley Maitland-Niles has returned to training this week after the 3-0 defeat against Southampton.
The midfield talent picked up an ankle injury in that crushing victory at The Hawthorns on Monday evening after a heavy fall.
The Baggies don’t feature in the Premier League this weekend and next travel to Leicester City on Thursday evening desperate for three points.
West Brom shared the full clip of their latest training session on their official Twitter account on Saturday evening, with numerous faces involved.
“Take a look at the full video behind-the-scenes at training,” they wrote. “Enjoy.”
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) April 17, 2021
Maitland-Niles has come into his own in recent weeks and has played critical roles in the wins over Chelsea and Southampton.
It has taken some time for him to get familiar with that midfield role, with Okay Yokuslu allowing him to roam around the field and each third perfectly.
Kyle Bartley also picked up a problem in the win over Southampton, and it appears as though that has been the bigger issue this week.
The skipper has been sensational since Sam Allardyce came to the club, and his calf injury obviously caused great pain to the colossus.
With four more days until the trip to Leicester, we are hoping that Bartley sitting out this week is a precaution for him to return to training on Monday.
Should he do just that, he should easily have enough time to feel his best and go straight back into the action, and against Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho, he will be critical.