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West Brom fully fit ahead of match vs. Spurs

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Christopher Lee

West Brom are healthy for the first time all season. The Baggies have been hit by injuries since the beginning of the campaign, which partly accounts for their failure to win a match this season, but that has changed as they get ready to play Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

"For the first time, we will have all 25 training and that is great news for us," manager Alan Irvine said. "It means we're getting closer now to having the full range of options open to us."

Spurs are going to be battling a Europa hangover, having just played in Serbia on Thursday. Hugo Lloris, Jan Vertonghen and Benjamin Stambouli played 90 minutes in that match, while Erik Lamela and Etienne Capoue came off the bench. Mauricio Pochettino did rest five players, leaving them in London, while Christian Eriksen was an unused substitute, so the team won't be too tired.

Meanwhile, West Brom are merely healthy, not necessarily fit.

"It's important that everyone is aware there's a difference between not being injured and being fit to play," Irvine said. "Some players are still needing to do ‘top up' sessions after the group training sessions because they are still some way behind the rest of the squad.

"Their levels of fitness need to improve still."

So Spurs will be facing a healthy West Brom side, but not an entirely fit one. We can work with that.