Angel a doubt for Albion clash

Last updated : 14 November 2002 By VillaMAD
Angel after scoring against Fulham
However, the striker who scored his first league goal of the season in the 3-1 victory over Fulham last weekend, has not given up hope of being fit for the Hawthorns clash.

Villa boss Graham Taylor told "We’re hoping that he can return to training today (Thursday), which would put him in the frame for Saturday.

"He’s had a soft muscle injury, which has required treatment throughout the week and there’s no doubt we were right to take him off at half-time against Fulham.

"If he had played on, the injury would have been much more severe and would have probably kept him out for a few matches.”

Meanwhile, Darius Vassell is definitely back in the squad - the England striker suffered no reaction on his toe injury in Villa's reserve game with Middlesbrough on Tuesday night.