Jose Izquierdo is ready for the next step in his quest for fitness.

But there is still no time frame on the winger’s return to action.

Izquierdo saw his great mate Ezequiel Schelotto make an emotional comeback after a knee injury on Saturday as Albion beat Everton 3-2.

A return for the Colombian from his own knee problems remains some way off but Graham Potter is confident he is making progress.

Albion’s head coach said: “He has had time out on the grass, not joining the team yet, but he is responding quite well so it’s looking to the next stage for him.

“He’s been just been running on the grass and doing that sort of work to test his knee and build his strength up.

“Hopefully if he can carry on and be okay with that, then the next bit would be eventually to join the team.”

Izquierdo was among the first to congratulate Schelotto on his comeback, writing on social media: “Yes, yes, yes. This part of life is called happiness.”

Left-back Bernardo has been out longer than expected after clashing knees with Martin Montoya during a training session.

He is not expected back until after the November international break.

Potter said: “It was a real contact with the knee and, at first, you think it’s just a bit of swelling and it will go down.

“But it is probably about getting to the bottom of what is causing the problem.

“Then just the nature of the injury takes a bit of time for it to all settle down and then to build back up again.

“I’m hoping he can move fast once he gets away from the swelling issue in the knee because naturally he is a fit guy.”