Orlandi making progress on road to recovery

Andrea Orlandi

Andrea Orlandi

First published in Sport by , Chief sports reporter

Albion will be without Andrea Orlandi for the fourth match running against Ipswich at the Amex tomorrow.

But the gifted Spanish midfielder could still play a big part in the run-in.

Orlandi has not played since the win at Millwall at the start of the month due to a thigh injury.

Head coach Oscar Garcia said: "He is starting now to do some things on the pitch, which is good news. We hope to have him back as soon as possible.

"I think he will be okay maybe next week or the week after and then there is a lot of football to be played."

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11:54am Fri 21 Mar 14

AlanDuffy says...

You get the feeling that it's all coming together at the right time - Orlandi, Hoskins and possibly CMS back form injury, Buckley fit again, Lingard more settled, options all over the pitch. A win tomorrow would pretty much put Ipswich out of the race and leave ourselves, Reading and Forest chasing the last place. Last game of the season could be interesting!!! Exciting times.
You get the feeling that it's all coming together at the right time - Orlandi, Hoskins and possibly CMS back form injury, Buckley fit again, Lingard more settled, options all over the pitch. A win tomorrow would pretty much put Ipswich out of the race and leave ourselves, Reading and Forest chasing the last place. Last game of the season could be interesting!!! Exciting times. AlanDuffy
  • Score: 18

12:22pm Fri 21 Mar 14

To baldly go says...

Third place is still up for grabs if we keep winning imo, we could be 4/5 points behind third place come Saturday evening and with a game in hand over 4 of the others it might be as low as 2/3 points once we play it.
Third place is still up for grabs if we keep winning imo, we could be 4/5 points behind third place come Saturday evening and with a game in hand over 4 of the others it might be as low as 2/3 points once we play it. To baldly go
  • Score: 14

2:52pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Gee Jay says...

Remember last season, we reeled the other clubs in and ended up in 4th, no reason why it couldn't happen again.
Next three games could make a big difference.
UTA!!
PLENTY of noise tomorrow from start to finish!
Remember last season, we reeled the other clubs in and ended up in 4th, no reason why it couldn't happen again. Next three games could make a big difference. UTA!! PLENTY of noise tomorrow from start to finish! Gee Jay
  • Score: 13

3:16pm Fri 21 Mar 14

gordongull says...

As Oscar's English is now better than Nathan's, can he please take over being interviewed on a regular basis?
As Oscar's English is now better than Nathan's, can he please take over being interviewed on a regular basis? gordongull
  • Score: 13

5:31pm Fri 21 Mar 14

fairweathersupporter says...

gordongull wrote:
As Oscar's English is now better than Nathan's, can he please take over being interviewed on a regular basis?
Nathan speaks in cliche's but overall i am over the moon about his performances in interviews and would be as sick as a parrot if he was replaced.
Big win needed tomorrow. Goal difference is now very important and could make all the difference. Confidence is high. With Buckley back on song (not being a big girl's blouse getting knocked off the ball by a small breeze...) and class all over the pitch, there is no reason why it can't be. 'Who's that man from Argentina...' Time for some Latin American trickery with a hat thrown in.
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: As Oscar's English is now better than Nathan's, can he please take over being interviewed on a regular basis?[/p][/quote]Nathan speaks in cliche's but overall i am over the moon about his performances in interviews and would be as sick as a parrot if he was replaced. Big win needed tomorrow. Goal difference is now very important and could make all the difference. Confidence is high. With Buckley back on song (not being a big girl's blouse getting knocked off the ball by a small breeze...) and class all over the pitch, there is no reason why it can't be. 'Who's that man from Argentina...' Time for some Latin American trickery with a hat thrown in. fairweathersupporter
  • Score: 7

6:06pm Fri 21 Mar 14

gordongull says...

fairweathersupporter wrote:
gordongull wrote:
As Oscar's English is now better than Nathan's, can he please take over being interviewed on a regular basis?
Nathan speaks in cliche's but overall i am over the moon about his performances in interviews and would be as sick as a parrot if he was replaced.
Big win needed tomorrow. Goal difference is now very important and could make all the difference. Confidence is high. With Buckley back on song (not being a big girl's blouse getting knocked off the ball by a small breeze...) and class all over the pitch, there is no reason why it can't be. 'Who's that man from Argentina...' Time for some Latin American trickery with a hat thrown in.
Yes, all credit to Nathan, he's still streets ahead on the cliche count.

(Btw my days as an amateur literary critic are over, and I think we are going to need a little of your inspirational genius over the coming weeks!)
[quote][p][bold]fairweathersupporter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: As Oscar's English is now better than Nathan's, can he please take over being interviewed on a regular basis?[/p][/quote]Nathan speaks in cliche's but overall i am over the moon about his performances in interviews and would be as sick as a parrot if he was replaced. Big win needed tomorrow. Goal difference is now very important and could make all the difference. Confidence is high. With Buckley back on song (not being a big girl's blouse getting knocked off the ball by a small breeze...) and class all over the pitch, there is no reason why it can't be. 'Who's that man from Argentina...' Time for some Latin American trickery with a hat thrown in.[/p][/quote]Yes, all credit to Nathan, he's still streets ahead on the cliche count. (Btw my days as an amateur literary critic are over, and I think we are going to need a little of your inspirational genius over the coming weeks!) gordongull
  • Score: 0

6:49pm Fri 21 Mar 14

SMF20 says...

Good to hear Orlandi is on the mend... If we can get the last 6 to 8 games of the season out of him, I think we will comfortably sit in a play off position.

I can't see Reading, QPR or Wigan getting anything tomorrow and I fancy a draw between Derby and Forest.
With a win tomorrow and 3 more points from our game in hand, I reckon we will finish 4th again.
My choice of who to play over 2 legs should we be successful in reaching the play offs would be Derby.

Looking forward to tomorrow's game.

Uta
Good to hear Orlandi is on the mend... If we can get the last 6 to 8 games of the season out of him, I think we will comfortably sit in a play off position. I can't see Reading, QPR or Wigan getting anything tomorrow and I fancy a draw between Derby and Forest. With a win tomorrow and 3 more points from our game in hand, I reckon we will finish 4th again. My choice of who to play over 2 legs should we be successful in reaching the play offs would be Derby. Looking forward to tomorrow's game. Uta SMF20
  • Score: 2

7:03pm Fri 21 Mar 14

East of CrawleyDown says...

Ipswich have faded a bit they are not the team they were. Tomorrow is our chance. Carpe diem!
Ipswich have faded a bit they are not the team they were. Tomorrow is our chance. Carpe diem! East of CrawleyDown
  • Score: 2

7:27pm Fri 21 Mar 14

gordongull says...

SMF20 wrote:
Good to hear Orlandi is on the mend... If we can get the last 6 to 8 games of the season out of him, I think we will comfortably sit in a play off position.

I can't see Reading, QPR or Wigan getting anything tomorrow and I fancy a draw between Derby and Forest.
With a win tomorrow and 3 more points from our game in hand, I reckon we will finish 4th again.
My choice of who to play over 2 legs should we be successful in reaching the play offs would be Derby.

Looking forward to tomorrow's game.

Uta
Yes, We should have players who fit the system for the run-in. (IMHO a system is more successful if players who can make it work are available.)

Watford haven't won away since October, so I don't see them turning Wigan over.
[quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: Good to hear Orlandi is on the mend... If we can get the last 6 to 8 games of the season out of him, I think we will comfortably sit in a play off position. I can't see Reading, QPR or Wigan getting anything tomorrow and I fancy a draw between Derby and Forest. With a win tomorrow and 3 more points from our game in hand, I reckon we will finish 4th again. My choice of who to play over 2 legs should we be successful in reaching the play offs would be Derby. Looking forward to tomorrow's game. Uta[/p][/quote]Yes, We should have players who fit the system for the run-in. (IMHO a system is more successful if players who can make it work are available.) Watford haven't won away since October, so I don't see them turning Wigan over. gordongull
  • Score: 0

8:50pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Guernsey gull says...

So nice to see some intelligent comments on here tonight, much better than all that insulting each other crap, who ever is responsible for that ,and there is more than one, pack it up and grow up !
Back to biz, great to see all the injured on the way back to join our already talented squad.
I really think that we have every chance of top six, and why not Wembley and beyond.
SEAGULLS !
So nice to see some intelligent comments on here tonight, much better than all that insulting each other crap, who ever is responsible for that ,and there is more than one, pack it up and grow up ! Back to biz, great to see all the injured on the way back to join our already talented squad. I really think that we have every chance of top six, and why not Wembley and beyond. SEAGULLS ! Guernsey gull
  • Score: 7

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