CONNOR GOLDSON has revealed he feared he could miss this season.

The Albion centre-back is targeting a first team comeback against Brentford on Saturday after recovering from knee ligament damage.

Now he has told The Argus of his horror as he felt his knee “snap” after going down during the pre-season training camp in Tenerife and his concerns that he could be out for up to a year.

Goldson said: “I tried to block a cross and my standing leg got stuck in the ground and I went over on my knee.

“I was lucky. When I was on the floor I felt it snap and I feared the worst.

“I thought it could be six to 12 months like Solly (March) had and luckily it wasn’t.

“Luckily it was just my medial ligament.

“Probably for the first half an hour of being on the floor to the time I got back to the physio room at the hotel I didn’t have a clue what it was.

“I was lucky. Six weeks is a lot better than six months.”

Goldson believes he is returning to a squad better placed to challenge for promotion than that which kicked off last season.

He said: “We have got four great centre-halves, four great centre-mids, five great wingers, three good strikers.

“Everywhere on the pitch there is competition so it gives you an extra push of motivation.

“You know every day in training, every game you play you need to do well. We have got a lot better squad this year.

“We built in January last year to half get there and I think now we have got a squad that is probably one of the best in the league.”

“It is up to us to kick on again, get past the disappointment of the last two games and kick on after the international break.”