West Brom manager dismisses Lescott injury fears

first_imgWest Brom manager Alan Irvine has dispelled fears of a fresh injury set-back for summer signing Joleon Lescott, after the defender limped off during a pre-season friendly.The England international joined the Baggies on a free transfer following the end of his contract at Manchester City, but he has been sidelined with a calf injury in the build-up to the new Premier League season.Lescott made his comeback in a trip to Nottingham Forest on Saturday, but lasted just 35 minutes before being substituted with a suspected knee problem, with the Baggies eventually losing 1-0 at the City Ground.But Irvine insists the defender feels fine despite his early bath.“I’ve just spoken to Joleon Lescott and he feels ok,” the Baggies boss said.“He felt something on the outside of his knee, something he felt during the warm-up, and he just felt it go in the game.“He said it’s settled down now, but we were a little bit worried about it at the time, so hopefully that’s nothing too bad.“But we’re so thin on the ground so we took him off. We’re just trying to look after people, we can’t afford an injury at this time.”last_img read more