Dara O'Shea completes cameo return for West Brom U23s as injury comeback ramps up

24/01/2022 19:41:00

A boost for the Baggies and of course, for the Republic of Ireland.

Boost, Dara O'shea

Dara O'Shea completes cameo return for West Brom U23s as injury comeback ramps up.

A boost for the Baggies and of course, for the Republic of Ireland.

The centre-back has been sidelined since Ireland’s 2-1 defeat to Portugal in Faro on 1 September, but started and played 45 minutes in today’s Premier League 2 derby with Birmingham City.The Atheltic’s West Brom reporter, Steve Madeley, revealed the plan last week.

Advertisement“Dara O’Shea pencilled in for a 45-minute comeback for the U23s at Birmingham on Monday,” he tweeted. “Might be in contention for a first-team return some time in February.”The 22-year-old Dubliner enjoyed a solid return, leaving the field with his team 1-0 up, though it finished in a 3-2 defeat.

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Image: James Crombie/INPHO The 22-year-old has been sidelined since sustaining an ankle injury on Ireland duty in September. Image: James Crombie/INPHO REPUBLIC OF IRELAND international Dara O’Shea completed a cameo return for the West Brom U23s this afternoon as he continues his injury comeback. Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus struck the same post in the second period but City were unable to find a winner during incessant pressure as they failed to win a top-flight game for the first time since a shock 2-0 loss at home to Crystal Palace way back in late October. The centre-back has been sidelined since Ireland’s 2-1 defeat to Portugal in Faro on 1 September, but started and played 45 minutes in today’s Premier League 2 derby with Birmingham City. Vaccination for children aged 5 to 11 has been getting underway in the last number of weeks. The Atheltic’s West Brom reporter, Steve Madeley, revealed the plan last week. Southampton played their part in a pulsating encounter, with Armando Broja seeing a goal ruled out for offside and later heading against the woodwork. Advertisement “Dara O’Shea pencilled in for a 45-minute comeback for the U23s at Birmingham on Monday,” he tweeted. They are currently being held at Carlow Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

“Might be in contention for a first-team return some time in February. Ruben Dias returned in place of John Stones to captain City in the only change from last weekend’s 1-0 win over Chelsea, while Southampton reverted to a four-man defence and brought back Walker-Peters, Stuart Armstrong and Che Adams. Dr Brendan O’Shea - Kildare GP and Assistant Adjuvant Professor for Public Health and Primary Care at Trinity College Dublin - The Pat Kenny Show .” The 22-year-old Dubliner enjoyed a solid return, leaving the field with his team 1-0 up, though it finished in a 3-2 defeat. 📋 𝗧𝗘𝗔𝗠 𝗡𝗘𝗪𝗦 📋@dara_oshea_ makes his return from injury in this afternoon’s #PL2 derby against @BCFC. Yet his side quickly proved Guardiola’s men are not infallible as Walker-Peters lifted the roof off the stadium inside seven minutes with his maiden Premier League goal. COYB! ⚫️ — West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) January 24, 2022 O’Shea suffered an ankle fracture in Faro, which later required surgery, though his recovery has been largely positive with manager Valerien Ismael hailing the “warrior” in a positive injury update in late November. "People are really working this one through in their heads. Having featured 28 times in the Premier League in 2020-21, O’Shea had made a promising start to this season, playing in every minute of West Brom’s Championship campaign before injury struck on international duty. Stunned by the early opener, City continued to monopolise the ball without seriously threatening before surviving a major scare.

SEE SPORT DIFFERENTLY Get closer to the stories that matter with exclusive analysis, insight and debate in The42 Membership. Become a Member He’ll be hoping to pick up where he left off with the first-team soon, contributing to the Baggies’ promotion push as well as adding to his 10 senior Ireland caps. Kyle Walker-Peters scores Southampton’s early opener against Man City. “We know at this stage that the immunisation is very safe, so there is really a compelling argument at different levels. Buy The42's latest book, Behind The Lines .