Webster: I am itching for a return to action

Albion defender is on the mend after suffering ankle injury.

By Charlie Hanson • 04 March 2021

By Paul Hazlewood
Adam Webster was a part of the Albion defence that kept a clean sheet at Anfield.

Adam Webster wants to resume his sparkling run of form as soon as he can after suffering an ankle injury a month ago.

A stalwart in the Albion backline until picking up the knock against Burnley, the 26-year-old has his sights set on returning after the upcoming international break.

“I feel like I have played really well this season and coming off the back of the period we had where we beat Newport, narrowly lost to Manchester City, beat Tottenham and Liverpool, we were on a high. To come off injured in the game after that against Burnley, I was absolutely devastated.

By Paul Hazlewood
The 26-year-old tried to carry on at Turf Moor, but was unable to.

“I said to Bjorn [Hamberg] about how disappointed I was, but he made the good point that it's better to get injured when you're playing well, rather than when you're not. That resonated, but I am still finding it a difficult situation - being injured is the worst thing. I am happy with how I have performed this season, I want to get back to that level.

“I had a couple of scans and the first one didn't show too much damage because of the swelling, so I was happy. It wasn't improving and so I had a second scan which revealed the true extent of the damage.

By Paul Hazlewood
Webster runs over to celebrate with his skipper after taking the lead at Burnley.

“I am aiming to be back after the international break, I'll be doing my best to get out on the pitch before then though.”

Webster says Albion's 1-0 win at Anfield was among his personal career highlights.

“Nobody expects you go to Liverpool and win. But that and the one against Tottenham were massive, it's difficult to say if it's my best moment in my career. We’ve had some great games during my time here – both Spurs games at home, both of the Arsenal games last season.

“When you beat top six teams it's always special. The Liverpool one is the best though because of how we played, they only had one shot on target in the game.”