West Bromwich Albion caretaker manager Gary Megson has no fresh injury concerns to deal with ahead of his side's clash against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday (25 November) but confirmed that the game against Mauricio Pochettino's men will come to soon for James Morrison and Nacer Chadli.
Megson is set to take charge of the Baggies' trip to Wembley after manager Tony Pulis was relieved of his duties on Monday [20 November], who oversaw a dreadful run of form that traced back to the previous campaign.
The former Bolton Wanderers and Leicester City boss, who did enjoy a spell as West Brom boss between 2000 and 2004, will try and squeeze an encouraging display out of his under-performing players but will have to try and get a result against high-flying Tottenham without Chadli, Morrison and defender Craig Dawson, who are all sidelined with hamstring, Achilles and knee injuries respectively.
"Nobody coming back for Tottenham. It's too early for James Morrison and Nacer Chadli. The good news is that we have no further injuries," Megson said in his press conference.
Megson has made it clear that he has no desire to be appointed West Brom's new permanent manager, and is viewing his side's clash with Tottenham as a one-off. Alan Pardew, Slaven Bilic and Sam Allardyce have all been linked with the Hawthorns hotseat, but Megson is paying no attention to speculation with his focus lying solely on Spurs.
"I haven't thought about being nervous. We've got to view this as a one-off and then let other people decide what happens after that. Everybody is looking for a performance and a result. We've got to go to Tottenham and give it a right good go. It's a big game and one that'll be tough."
West Brom have already taken steps to replace Pulis, though they were recently rejected by former West Ham United boss Bilic. The Baggies board have interviewed another former Hammers boss in Pardew in recent days, but Megson has urged his bosses to take their time as they bid to find the right man to take West Brom forward.
"In order to get the right person it will take time to go through the process. It has to be right for the club. The players aren't low in confidence. They've been really good. Training has been high in tempo and they've seemed to enjoy it," Megson said.