Albion could be boosted by the return to the starting line-up of Will Buckley and Bruno for Saturday’s visit by Hull City.

The right winger and right-back are both on course to face Steve Bruce’s promotion-chasers after sitting out the 3-1 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday.

Buckley was substituted at half-time in the FA Cup tie against Arsenal at The Amex ten days ago with a recurrence of hamstring trouble.

He will take part in most of today’s training session and manager Gus Poyet is “100% sure” he will be available for Hull, providing there are no setbacks in his recovery.

Bruno was back in the squad as an unused substitute at Hillsborough on Saturday following long-term Achilles problems.

Poyet revealed: “Bruno was very unlucky. He had ‘flu Wednesday and Thursday. He trained somehow on Friday but he has completely recovered now and is fine for Saturday.”

Midfielder Andrew Crofts is still a week away from his return from a hamstring injury.

Abdoulaye Faye is expected to be missing from the heart of the Hull defence due to a calf injury sustained in Saturday’s victory at Millwall.

The Tigers’ matchwinner David Meyler has been withdrawn from the Republic of Ireland squad for tomorrow night's friendly against Poland but his knee wound is unlikely to sideline him from the tea-time trip to the South Coast.

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