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Joleon Lescott

Defender     West Bromwich Albion  Premier


STATUS:  Game-Time Decision   INJURY:  Knee    EST. RETURN:  9/21/2014

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Joleon Lescott Contract Information:

Signed a two-year contract with West Brom in June 2014.

September 10, 2014    Joleon Lescott News

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Lescott (knee) is in contention for a comeback in Saturday’s game against Everton, reports the official club website.

A behind-closed-doors friendly against Hull City saw Lescott complete the 90 minutes, though manager Alan Irvine did caution “it is really important that we do not rush him because that could lead to a set-back”. West Brom have been haemorrhaging goals in the Premier League thus far and Lescott’s eventual debut will bring a much needed top level presence to the back four.

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Joleon Lescott: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

September 2, 2014

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Lescott (knee) has been sent to the USA by manager Alan Irvine to regain his fitness over the international break, reports the official club website.

Lescott has yet to play a minute for West Bromwich Albion since moving on a free transfer in the summer and manager Irvine admitted “the plan is that he will come back from that absolutely ready to go and we can have him for the following week ready to train with the lads”. Once Lescott reaches full fitness he will slot straight into a defence that has already leaked five goals in its opening three games. Fantasy managers, meanwhile, should be very wary of his injury problems before considering him.

August 27, 2014

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Lescott (knee) won’t make his debut this Saturday at Swansea City, manager Alan Irvine told the Birmingham Mail.

Lescott has almost overcome the knee injury that hampered preseason and manager Alan Irvine admitted that it is now a case of getting Lescott up-to-speed fitness wise over the international break. Lescott’s past injury problems mean that manager Irvine won’t rush him back into the side and fantasy owners should be very wary of how regularly Lescott picks up injuries before picking him.

August 20, 2014

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Lescott (knee) is still out injured and the earliest he will start training with the squad is the end of this week, manager Alan Irvine told the club website.

Lescott won’t be rushed back by Albion after moving on a free transfer from Man City this summer. It’s almost certain he will get the nod as first choice at centre back once fit, though he has limited fantasy value thanks to West Brom’s low clean sheet total and Lescott’s decreasing goal and assist numbers in recent seasons.

August 16, 2014

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Lescott (knee) is out for West Brom's Premier League opener against Sunderland.

Lescott injured his knee during a preseason friendly against Nottingham Forest and isn't back to fitness. It is not expected to be a long-term concern, but he does not have a clear timetable for return yet.

August 8, 2014

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Lescott injured his knee during West Brom's friendly against Nottingham Forest, Goal reports.

Lescott should be a late fitness test for West Brom's EPL opener against Sunderland on Aug. 16. While the injury seems minor, the team may want to hold him out to ensure he's healthy for the long haul of the season.

June 20, 2014

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Lescott signed a two-year contract with West Brom on Friday, the club's official web site reports.

Lescott moves over on a free transfer from Manchester City, where he spent the last five seasons. He is the team's first signing since naming Alan Irvine manager last week. Lescott fell out of favor at City, and should see significantly more playing time for the Baggies next season, although his fantasy value remains limited.

June 20, 2014

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Lescott underwent a medical with West Brom on Thursday, reports Sky Sports.

Lescott was released by Manchester City at the end of the season. Interest in him was coming from Hull and Stoke, but this medical would suggest that he is close to agreeing to joining West Brom. Speculation would say the defender may sign a two-year deal with the club.