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Rondon relief after returning to Albion early.

ALBION hope Salomon Rondon will be ready and raring to go at Bournemouth after returning from international duty much earlier than planned.

Rondon was not expected back until Thursday at the earliest after playing in Venezuela's two World Cup qualifiers over the past week.

But the 27-year-old was back in the UK a few hours after La Vinotinto drew 2-2 with Argentina early on Wednesday.

His speedy return will be a welcome relief to Tony Pulis who bemoaned Rondon's exhausting ventures with Venezuela last season. Rondon tended to look leggy and lethargic and also failed to score in any of the games that followed the four international breaks last term.

Nacer Chadli, the club-record PS13 million signing, is set to make his Premier League debut for West Brom at the Vitality Stadium.

Allan Nyom is likely to start on the bench, but Albion's other deadline day arrival Hal Robson-Kanu will not feature.

"Robson-Kanu has been away with Wales and he's only just come back," Pulis said. "He'll need at least, looking at him, two weeks or 10 days of training before we get him involved."

Matt Phillips and Brendan Galloway, the other summer signings, are both expected to start on the right side of midfield and at left-back respectively.

Chris Brunt was back in full training this week, but is still some way off a return. It's hoped the Northern Irishman will become available for selection in October.

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