The 31-year-old underwent??Achilles tendon surgery before Christmas but has already completed two games for the U21s in the last 10 days.
Pulis said of the centre-back: “He is getting closer, and we need to give him as much game-time??as possible.
“He needs to play because over the next 13 games in the Premier League we are??going to pick up injuries along the way, so we need to get Jonas as fit as we??possible can.”
Olsson, a Sweden international, arrived at the Hawthorns in August 2008 from NEC Nijmengen for an initial fee of ??800,000.