Midfielder sets sights on first start since January
JAMES Morrison is eager to “hit the ground running” and earn a recall to Albion’s Premier League starting XI for the first time in 10 months.
The midfielder’s last top flight start came in the 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea on Wednesday, January 13 – the night he sustained a hamstring rupture which kept him out of action for the rest of the 2016/17 season.
With both Nacer Chadli and James McClean missing Sunday’s clash with champions Leicester City through injury and suspension respectively, Morrison could be given the nod at the King Power Stadium.
And the Scotland international is determined to catch the eye should an opportunity arise to impress.
“I’m eager to hit the ground running,” said Morrison.
“I’m looking forward to getting back to playing.
“I have enjoyed the last two opportunities I have had to play.
“It’s been a long time, I haven’t started a Premier League game since the Chelsea match away in January when I got injured.
“I have been keeping my head down and I have tried to train as well as I can.”
The Albion man watched Leicester all but secure qualification to the last-16 of the Champions League on Wednesday evening with a goalless draw in Denmark against FC Copenhagen.
And Morrison is anticipating a tough test when they face the Foxes.
“It was a good result for them in the week, getting a point and a clean sheet in the Champions League.
“They haven’t conceded a goal in the Champions League yet this season.
“It will be a tough game but it’s one that if we do everything we are capable of, we will give them a good game.”