SLAVEN BILIC has revealed West Brom suffered a secret Covid-crisis through the worldwide break – with 15 instances on the top of the outbreak.
Defender Kieran Gibbs and captain Jake Livermore each missed final week’s 1-0 defeat at Manchester United after contracting Covid-19, with certainly one of them unlikely to get well in time to face Sheffield United tomorrow night time.
West Brom captain Jake Livermore was certainly one of 15 coronavirus instances inside the Baggies’ campCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
Bilic didn’t reveal what number of different gamers examined constructive and what number of others had been compelled to self-isolate after coming into contact with an affected teammate.
However he admitted he was grateful the virus struck whereas the Premier League was in chilly storage.
Bilic shuddered to consider the injury it might have performed to the Baggies’ hopes of survival if the outbreak had swept by way of his squad throughout a busy interval.
His West Brom facet sit nineteenth within the desk and are nonetheless with no win after 9 matches.
He revealed: “I’ve to reward our medical group as a result of a few weeks in the past we had many instances.
“Possibly 15 instances, it was a excessive quantity.
“They did not have an effect on the sport that a lot, though just a few of them weren’t in the squad against Manchester United.
“But when there’s such a factor, it was good timing as a result of it occurred through the worldwide break.
Slaven Bilic was with out quite a lot of first-team gamers at Previous Trafford after the outbreak through the worldwide breakCredit score: Reuters
“Due to our medical group and the gamers and workers who taken care of themselves, all of the checks on Monday had been damaging and coaching has been again to regular.
“Jake and Kieran Gibbs have now examined damaging.
“Sadly certainly one of them nonetheless feels a bit tough so, for certainly one of them, the Sheffield United sport might be going to be a bit too early.”