The Hawthorns

Next Game

W Brom v Arsenal

Saturday, 29 November 2014, 12:45

Barclays Prem

Stamford Bridge

Last Game

Chelsea 2 - 0 W Brom

Saturday, 22 November 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Reid played despite fracture

West Brom defender Steven Reid played 45 minutes of last month's defeat to Arsenal with a broken leg, manager Steve Clarke has revealed.

Last Updated: 17/01/13 at 18:10 Post Comment

Steven Reid: Showed "character" to play on with fractured fibula

Steven Reid: Showed "character" to play on with fractured fibula

The full-back returned to action as a substitute in Tuesday's FA Cup third-round replay defeat to QPR having suffered the injury at The Emirates on 8 December.

Albion had not disclosed the full extent of Reid's injury, but the Baggies boss has now admitted that Reid played on despite sustaining a fracture.

Clarke said: "We didn't release the injury but it was a fractured fibula he got against Arsenal. He played for 45 minutes with a broken leg, which shows the character of the boy.

"I've put it out there because I want people to see the character of the boy.

"Sometimes people think 'Steven is always injured' but he has an incredible strong mental strength and he wants to play."

West Brom face local rivals Aston Villa at The Hawthorns on Saturday, and Clarke is considering a recall for Claudio Yacob.

The midfielder has been sidelined for six weeks with a hamstring injury, but he has returned to training and has an outside chance of making the squad against Villa.

Clarke added: "The game might come too soon, but we will have a look at him and make a decision. He's in a good place."

Footer 365

Premier League: Southampton manager Ronald Koeman confident of continued success

Manager Ronald Koeman believes Southampton can thrive this term and is relishing taking on the Premier League big boys.

Europa League: Celtic manager Ronny Deila hoping for 'easiest' draw in round of 32

Manager Ronny Deila is hoping for the "easiest" Europa League draw for Celtic as he turns his focus on the Scottish Cup.

Premier League: Everton midfielder James McCarthy waits on hamstring scan results

Everton boss Roberto Martinez will give midfielder James McCarthy all the time he needs to overcome hamstring trouble.

Mail Box

Don't Write Arsenal Off Yet (For Third)

That's the message from the afternoon mailbox, which also suggests Manchester City should look to bin Manuel Pellegrini. Can he take them any further?

Sanchez: A Sliding Doors Moment For Pool

One Liverpool fan regrets the club's failure to sign Alexis Sanchez and thinks Brendan Rodgers and Co should now target the domestic cups. A lot has changed in 12 months...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property