He said: “The lads will only be in involved in light training and I think another 90 minutes will suit him down to the ground at this stage.
“He’s getting stronger all the time and could be a real handful against the Baggies. He needs match action and this has come well for him.”
Meanwhile, manager Sam Allardyce has to make a decision on whether to restore Winston Reid to the heart of defence against Albion although he has the option of playing him in a three with James Tomkins and James Collins.
He also needs to decide whether Mauro Zarate will get a place alongside Carroll which would presumably see him replacing Matt Jarvis.