Albion have raised hopes that Evan Ferguson is set for a quick return to action.

The club have this afternoon tweeted pictures of the Irish striker in training at Lancing ahead of the trip to Manchester United.

Ferguson missed Republic of Ireland fixtures over the past week due to knee soreness.


But today’s photos show him controlling and passing the ball, albeit not getting involved in any physical contact.

No other players feature in the pictures.

All will become clear when Roberto De Zerbi speaks to the media tomorrow lunchtime.

Danny Welbeck is expected to return to contention after a muscular problem ruled om out of the home win over Newcastle.

Carlos Baleba and Ansu Fati could also be involved for the first time after arriving late in the transfer window.