Pardew allays Sturridge fears

13 February 2018 03:08:44 EST

West Brom boss Alan Pardew is confident that Daniel Sturridge's hamstring injury is not serious and he should be able to play again before the end of the month.

The striker, on loan at The Hawthorns from Liverpool, had to be substituted after only three minutes on Monday as Albion slumped to a 3-0 defeat at Chelsea.

The loss leaves the Baggies at 1/200 to be relegated while Chelsea are now available at 25/1 to finish in the top four of the Premier League this term.

Albion play Southampton on Saturday in the fifth round of the FA Cup - they are 7/4 to win the match - before meeting relegation rivals Huddersfield Town on 24th February.

"We need him up and running as it's goals we've struggled with," Pardew said of Sturridge.

"He felt his hamstring after a 60-metre sprint in the first moments of the game. We'll have to nurse him. He won't play next week but hopefully the week after.

"There have been so many drawn games we should have won, and losing Daniel Sturridge after three minutes was a blow in itself. But if we can get two or three wins in our next group of games we can put pressure on the other teams."

West Brom are five points adrift at the foot of the table after 27 fixtures and seven points away from safety. They can be backed at 1212/1 to win the FA Cup this season.

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