The Lowdown: Diangana absent of late
The Baggies are preparing for their return to Championship action away to Sunderland next Monday night, having not played since the 2-0 win over Stoke City on November 12.
A positive update on the 24-year-old has now emerged, though, as Carlos Corberan continues to get important players back fit.
The Latest: Return to training expected
According to Cox for The Express & Star, West Brom ‘hope’ to have Diangana back in training this week, which suggests that he will be able for the trip to Sunderland next Monday.
Semi Ajayi and Daryl Dike are already back after long-term layoffs, playing in a 1-0 friendly defeat to Elche last week.
The Verdict: Massive boost for Baggies
This is an undoubted positive for the Baggies, with Diangana a formidable midfield presence during his time at the club, once being hailed as ‘magnificent‘ by Lee Hendrie.
He can be pivotal to Albion’s attacking play, with his match average of 1.7 key passes the third-highest at Tthe Hawthorns, while only five players at the club have betted his 1.5 shots per game [WhoScored].
Should Diangana be deemed match fit for the trip to Sunderland, throwing him straight back into the team makes perfect sense, as West Brom look to pull away from near the bottom of the Championship table.
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