Nicolas Anelka returns to West Bromwich Albion training

Nicolas Anelka of West Bromwich Albion in action during the pre season friendly match between Puskas FC Academy and West Bromwich Albion at the Varosi Stadium on July 22, 2013
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West Bromwich Albion confirm that Nicolas Anelka will return to training on Thursday following an absence on compassionate grounds.

West Bromwich Albion have confirmed that Nicolas Anelka will return to training on Thursday.

The French striker had been considering retiring from football following the recent death of his agent.

However, the 34-year-old is now available for Sunday's Premier League visit of Swansea City.

Anelka joined West Brom on a free transfer from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua over the summer.

Steve Clarke of West Bromwich Albion looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Southampton at The Hawthorns on August 17, 2013
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