“James is always going to be in the squad if he is fit, and playing for his club in this period has been important for him”
Coleman said: “Thankfully James has had a run of games now which is a relief because if you are not playing, no matter how much training you do, you will be a bit short.
“So it is good for him. He has been playing for West Brom and that is important.
“He would have been in the squad even if he had not been playing.
“But if he was worried about being in our starting XI that would be warranted because, even though he has been magnificent for us, he would have been missing some sharpness.”