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    golddene wrote:
    Great news for the club and Viccy. I really hope any reaction to the intense training is short lived and he can resume his playing career with us, deep thigh injuries can be very difficult to heal so fingers crossed that we have back before too long the finest footballer that i have ever seen in the stripes.
    and so say all of us!!"
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Vicente a step closer to return

Vicente trains with Albion's first team yesterday. Picture courtesy of Paul Hazlewood

Vicente trains with Albion's first team yesterday. Picture courtesy of Paul Hazlewood

First published in Sport by , Chief sports reporter

Vicente has moved a stage closer to his Albion comeback.

The Spanish playmaker resumed training with the first team squad yesterday.

Depending on how he reacts he could be in contention for a place on the bench against Derby County at The Amex on Saturday.

Manager Gus Poyet revealed to The Argus: “He trained with us for the first time after training all last week with the development squad.

“He looked all right, normal. I don’t know how his body is going to react. As you can imagine, the intensity of training with the kids is totally different to the intensity with us.

“Tuesday is usually a very hard day so we changed it slightly because of him. The first part was nice and steady, the last part quite hard, so he is going to feel it for sure. We’ll see how he reacts.”

Thigh trouble has restricted Vicente to one brief Championship appearance as a substitute so far this season, against Cardiff back in August.

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