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Boaz: 'I was never going to come off'

17 October 2017

BOAZ Myhill is once again relishing his chance to keep his best mate out of the Albion team.

The Baggies deputy keeper ended an 18-month isolation from Premier League football with a solid if eventful display in the club's 1-1 draw at Leicester City.

Both Myhill and the man he replaced, Ben Foster, will be checked over by the club's medical department this week.

Foster missed Monday night's Foxes clash with a knee complaint while Myhill finished his comeback game with a leg injury which will also now be assessed before Saturday's trip to Southampton.

The 34-year-old hobbled through the majority of the second half following a collision with Jamie Vardy and refused any kind of suggestion he would be substituted.

Myhill said: "It's an absolute joy to play Premier League football and having been out of it for 18 months I was never going to come off.

"They would have had to have dragged me off. Before the game the gaffer told me, as he always does, to enjoy it and that's exactly the right attitude.

"It's brilliant to play Premier League football and now I want to keep Ben out of the team.

"We've got a great relationship and he will understand that. We all know what a great keeper he is but it's my job to stop him playing and that's what I'll try to do.

"I'm not sure what my injury is yet but I want to be there again on Saturday."

Myhill said he spent the day following the reports of storm Ophelia which swept through Britain hoping it would not dominate conditions.

"You shouldn't underestinate how strong the wind was out there and the impact it had on the game," he added.

"But I think we played well and were probably the better team. It was just a shame we couldn't hold out.

"I've got to thank the lads for giving me some magnificent protection when they realised I was struggling."

Speaking post-match, head coach Tony Pulis confirmed Foster will have a scan this week to assess the extent of his knee injury.


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