Alex Mowatt suffered a foot injury in West Bromwich Albion’s 1-0 defeat to Stoke City but the extent of the damage was unknown. There were fears the 26-year-old could be sidelined for a long time and Kevin Campbell believes it would be a “huge blow” for West Brom lose him.
He told Football Insider: “It will be a huge blow because he has added goals to that midfield this season. He is a very good player. Every team has to deal with injuries though. It is how you cope with them. West Brom have a big squad and now is where it counts.
“Injuries and suspensions will happen throughout the season so someone has got to come in and do a job. West Brom’s squad is one of the best in the Championship. They will cope, even though Mowatt has been one of their best players this season.”
Mowatt joined Albion on a three-year deal months ago and has gone on to make 11 appearances in all competitions, scoring three goals with one assist. He’s had an instant impact at the Hawthorns and looks a shrewd signing on a free transfer, but the promotion-chasers are now waiting on injury updates.
The international break means West Brom’s next game isn’t until October 15, giving Mowatt time to recover. But while Campbell is right praising the overall squad, Valerien Ismael only has Jake Livermore and Jayson Mulumby to call upon in midfield so the Baggies aren’t blessed with depth in the engine room.
Letting Rekeem Harper, Sam Field and Romain Sawyers leave in the same transfer window wasn’t ideal.