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Pulis gives fitness update

TONY Pulis will have the weekend to consider his options as the Baggies step up their preparations for Monday night’s trip to Leicester City (ko 8pm).

Salomon Rondon and Nacer Chadli will return to training on Saturday after each being given an extended leave of absence ahead of the King Power Stadium clash.

Chadli travelled to Germany earlier this week to have a planned injection in his back while Rondon was given an additional two days in Venezuela to spend time with his family. 

And Pulis - who will also assess the fitness of James Morrison and Hal Robson-Kanu - believes Albion’s appearance on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football may work in the Club’s favour. 

“We’ve got one or two knocks. Hal has got a little bit of a strain, so we’re a little bit concerned about him. James Morrison hurt his calf muscle and there’s a worry about him as well. 

“So we’ve got one or two little niggles that we have to be careful with. I’m not so sure how bad they’re going to be and whether they’ll miss Leicester.

“It might be a case that the two days extra might help us, we’re not sure yet. But they’re the two big concerns at the moment.

“Nacer Chadli has stayed away and he’s having an injection in his back. He’s gone to someone in Germany who he’s used before.

“The Doc and everybody are quite happy for him to have this injection. Again, we won’t see Chadli until Saturday morning so when he comes back we’ll assess it.

“I think he could play. It would be lovely to have him now and be working with him and seeing what he’s like, but unfortunately we aren’t able to do that.”

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