Roy expects Odemwingie boost

But the striker is on course to tackle Hodgson’s previous club

Liverpool at The Hawthorns on Saturday, while Youssouf Mulumbu

reported back from DR Congo duty in good shape. “Peter is OK, he

came back and trained as did Mulumbu – it was good to have them

back,” the boss told the Baggies website. Graham Dorrans,

meanwhile, has made encouraging early progress in his recovery from

damaged ankle ligaments. Hodgson said: “In the space of three days

we’re stepping in the right direction. But we don’t quite know when

he’ll be back.”