Midfielder plays down weekend hopes

Song-edited1_3197599Alex Song has dampened down hopes that he may be ready to play from the start against West Brom on Sunday afternoon.

The match – being shown live on TV – may come to soon for the midfielder who has made it clear he won’t be rushed back into action.

He played just ten minutes last week at White Hart Lane and can expect to step up on that against Albion but is unlikely to feature in the starting line up.

Having been out of the frame for the first three months of the season he is determined to protect himself against further problems.

And that will please Baggies boss Tont Pulis who had commented to CaretandHugh: “He is a very very good player and one we will eed to keep quiet should he play.”

Once again Slaven Bilic has kept his team plans very much under wraps with uncertainty surrounding possible involvement by Michail Antonio – as reported elsewhere on the site.

Son, meanwhile, taking to the official site said:  “I was happy to play the last 10 minutes against Tottenham and now I am looking to come back slowly, step-by-step and then we will see what happens in the future.

“When I am 100 per cent fit I will be ready to play.”


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