Date: 20th November 2019 at 7:00pm
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It’s been over eight months since Gareth Barry last competed on a football pitch, and yesterday finally saw the return of the veteran midfielder to action.

The 38-year-old West Brom star started for the Baggies in a behind-closed-door fixture against League Two side Port Vale in a game that saw an XI of both academy and first-team players take to the field in a 4-0 win.

Will Barry be a welcome addition to the West Brom squad?

Yes

Yes

No

No

Barry played a good hour for West Brom before being replaced by Nick Clayton-Phillips, and West Brom fans on social media were glad to see the long-playing midfielder return to the pitch after missing the majority of the year due to a knee injury that has kept the 38-year-old out of action since March.

Here’s what some West Brom fans had to say about Barry’s return to the pitch on Twitter…

Baggies supporters were delighted to see the 38-year-old midfielder slowly return to first-team fitness…

Barry has recently admitted to The Express and Star that he feels ready to return to first-team football.