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Myhill braced for Palace outing

Myhill ready to continue if Foster fails to recover

BOAZ Myhill is on standby for an extended run in the Albion first-team if Ben Foster fails to return from a calf injury.

The 31-year-old made his first Barclays Premier League appearance of the season in Monday night's 2-2 draw against Manchester United.

Foster was forced out of the fixture due to a calf injury sustained in training.

The England international could yet return for Saturday's game against Crystal Palace, but Myhill is ready to continue between the sticks.

"It's been a long time since I last played in the Premier League - probably 10 to 11 months since I put my kit on in this league so it was good to get out there," said Myhill, whose last League outing for Albion came in the defeat at Cardiff last December.

"Ben got a knock in training and it was worse than we thought it was.

"He was doing very well before that but I'm here to do the job when he can't play.

"I'm no different to everyone else - I want to play as much as I can. It's my job to do it when he can't so maybe I'll get another game under my belt.

"We hope Ben is back as soon as possible but I will prepare as if I'm playing."

Myhill hopes Albion can build on their display against Manchester United as they prepare for the visit of Neil Warnock's men.

"It was a positive result against a club like Manchester United to get a draw but when you take the lead it's disappointing," added Myhill.

"Personally everyone was upbeat and we were pleased with how we played.

"Roll on the weekend, hopefully we can reproduce another good performance.

"If we perform as we did on Monday we will have a good chance."