Albion defender Jonas Olsson today reassured fans about his Achilles injury and claimed he is getting back to his best.
The Baggies defender believes he is rediscovering his top form after a below-par end to last season.
And he played down fears about his troublesome Achilles – a previous problem that prompted a trip to a Swedish specialist during pre-season in a bid to prevent further lay-offs.
“Personally I’m pleased,” said the Sweden international. “I think I’m getting back to where I was early last season.
“No excuses, but I had some problems with my foot, which is feeling better now.
“On a personal level I’m pleased – but if you’re not winning games you’re not totally happy. I’d rather have a few more points and be happier with the team performance.
“We’ve had two good away games in which we’ve performed quite well and two home games where we haven’t.”
Olsson visited his homeland in August to see a trusted specialist for a consultation about the Achilles problem that has flared up several times during his five-year Hawthorns career.
But the 30-year-old has insisted the trip was simply a precaution.
He said: “That was something we planned a few months earlier. All through pre-season I’d been feeling good, but because we planned it I still went.
“It feels good now, but when you get an injury you have to monitor it a little bit.
“But I haven’t missed any games or training, so it’s a minor thing.
“If you look at my record over the last few years I’ve played a lot.
“I missed two games last year and before that I managed about 35.
“I feel good physically. I’m enjoying playing with the national team too.”