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Gibbs relishing duo's return

5 October 2017

KIERAN Gibbs can't wait to welcome Nacer Chadli and Oliver Burke back in Albion's "quality" squad.

The dynamic duo have both been sidelined with injuries in the early stages of the new Premier League campaign but are now back in full training ahead of the trip to Leicester on Monday, October 16.

Burke made his comeback against Shrewsbury Town in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday before joining up with Scotland's under-21 side, with Chadli also away on international duty with Belgium.

And new-boy Gibbs is excited for the pair to be back firing on all cylinders with the senior squad.

"In terms of personnel there's a lot of quality in the squad, especially people like Oliver Burke. I've seen him in training. He looks an incredibly dangerous player but he's been injured.

"To add to that we've got Chadli coming back as well. Everyone knows what they can offer.

"We've got a well-balanced team that won't need long to click. What we can achieve with this group is up to us."

And on his own fitness, the England international said he's finally feeling up to match speed.

"I'm definitely getting fitter. I only got 45 minutes in pre-season so where we are now is really the end of my pre-season.

"I was training but I wasn't playing any games. I felt that the Watford fixture was when I got up to match speed.

"When I feel at my fittest is when I can judge myself but I think I've started okay. I just want to get the first win under my belt now!"


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