West Brom boss Alan Pardew hopeful on Daniel Sturridge


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West Brom boss Alan Pardew is hoping Daniel Sturridge’s latest injury is not serious after he pulled up at Chelsea on Monday night.

Sturridge, who only joined the club in January on loan, was making his second start for the Baggies when he went down with a hamstring injury in the third minute.

He limped off to be replaced by Jay Rodriguez as the visitors never settled, with Chelsea securing a 3-0 victory at Stamford Bridge.

Two goals from Eden Hazard and a strike from Victor Moses ensured West Brom remained bottom of the Premier League table although Pardew is hopeful Sturridge could return after the FA Cup weekend.

He told Sky Sports: “It was a blow to lose Daniel on his first run. That didn’t give us the perfect start.

We just can’t seem to get the goals that get us the wins, and they need to come, and come quickly, so Daniel’s recovery will be important now – we need to get him back.

“We are hoping it is not that bad. It happened very early in the game but we don’t think it is a tear.

It seems to be a strain, which will probably keep him out of the FA Cup game. Hopefully, fingers crossed, in a couple of weeks he’ll be OK.”

West Brom are now 1.33 favourites to go down this season but they could improve their fortunes by beating Huddersfield on February 24.

The Baggies are 1.91 favourites, with the draw 3.40. The Terriers are priced at 4.50.

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