Dorrans eyes regular starts

The 24-year-old had missed the final 10 games of last season after

suffering an ankle injury in training at the start of March. The

Scotland international has already played in the Carling Cup and

made two league appearances from the bench this season, but

Sunday’s game at Norwich marked his first Premier League start for

the Baggies since a 1-1 draw with Stoke in February. Dorrans is

delighted to have finally made it back onto the pitch and is now

bidding to keep hold of his place in the Baggies starting XI. “I

haven’t had many minutes this season but hopefully I’ve got myself

fit and I can stay in the side,” Dorrans told the club’s official

website. “I had a bad injury and I’m still working on that to get

it stronger. I need to get myself that little bit fitter and that

little bit sharper. “But it was my first game back in the Premier

League so hopefully I can keep improving and getting fitter and get

90 minutes in. “You only get match fit by playing matches and

that’s what I want to do. “I think I did okay at Norwich but there

is a lot of competition for places and everyone will be chomping at

the bit to get back in. “But hopefully I’ve done enough to keep my

place.”