Roy Hodgson is confident a fully fit Graham Dorrans can add an extra dimension to the West Brom team.
Dorrans was instrumental for the Baggies when they were promoted to the Premier League two years ago but he has since struggled to replicate that form.
An ankle injury forced him to miss a third of last season but he showed signs of his old ability on Tuesday in the Carling Cup against Bournemouth.
It was that display that gave the Baggies chief an injection of hope that the Scotland international still has a leading role to play for his team this campaign.
"Graham is a good player who missed a lot of football last season and he's almost like a new signing form us," said Hodgson.
"He's a player with so much football in him that he will get better and better and I'm sure we will see an awful lot of him in the first team in the coming weeks and months.
"He's a quality player and we saw that on numerous occasions at Bournemouth in the Carling Cup.
"He missed a lot of football and training but we're working hard to put that right.
"I'm certainly more than happy with him and the progress he's making."