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Albion begin Scotland training camp

ALBION today began a four-day training camp at which Head Coach Darren Moore expects his squad to step-up their fitness drive.

The Baggies, who began their pre-season programme with 3-0 victory at Barnet on Saturday, will be based at St Andrew's University until Thursday and can expect some gruelling sessions.

Darren said: "It's going to be a great week up there where we're able to get this squad together. There's no game in between so it's good for us as staff to get the work into the players.

"All the international players will be back in the building so the squad will take a more senior shape. It's about bridging them back in after their time away. We'll get some good work done."

Moore has given four players permission to stay behind and continue work at the Club's Palm Training Ground. Kieran Gibbs and Sam Field are undergoing treatment for thigh and groin strains while new fathers Craig Dawson and Hal Robson-Kanu have also been cleared to stay close to home for family reasons.

James McClean has failed to report without permission and will now face internal disciplinary proceedings.

There is encouraging news about James Morrison, who is now in the closing stages of a lengthy rehab programme to overcome the Achilles injury which blighted last season for the Scottish international.

'Mozza' is with the party in Scotland ready to take a full part in training and Darren is optimistic his army of Albion fans will see him in action in the new Club shirt at Swindon on Saturday.

Darren added: "I'm hoping that we'll see him play some part in the game at Swindon. He's looking very very good - the Barnet game was most probably a little bit too soon.

"He'll get a full week here and hopefully we can see Mozza take some part in the Swindon match."

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