SOLLY March has allayed fears of another injury blow for Albion by declaring himself fit for Manchester City’s visit tomorrow.

The England under-21s winger came on against Atletico Madrid last Sunday to set up the second equaliser for Steve Sidwell before he was taken off injured.

The affected area was near the right knee to which March, pictured, sustained cruciate ligament damage, sidelining him for 11 months.

March told The Argus: “It was the back of my calf. The knee was the worry for me, but it was just the calf which was good news.

“It wasn’t ideal, especially a week before the season. But I’ve trained and it feels good.”

Israeli midfielder Beram Kayal went off att half-time against Atletico with a broken fibula, which has ruled him out for up to ten weeks.

Albion lost their final warm-up against the Spaniards 3-2, but March believes performing well against such high-calibre opposition is a morale boost for facing City.

He said: “We competed well against the quality of players they (Atletico) have got, which gives us confidence that we can compete against these world class players.

“Saturday is going to be another step up, with the tempo and pace of the game, but we are going to give it our best shot and we’re confident we can come away with something.

“You have got to have the mindset that you are as good as these players, otherwise you will be miles off it and probably get battered.”

March reckons playing City first up is in Albion’s favour. “I think it’s a good thing,” he said. “You could play them in the middle of the season when they are firing on all cylinders and know how we play.

“They are not going to know us as well as they could if we played them halfway through the season. I think it’s a good opportunity.

“They’ve got some world class players and spent some money, but I think we can give them a shock. A point or three would be great.”