West Brom v Ipswich Town injury news as four out and two doubts

Martin Kelly has been missing for West Brom for the last eight months. He returned to training this week. (Image: Getty Images)Martin Kelly has been missing for West Brom for the last eight months. He returned to training this week. (Image: Getty Images)
Martin Kelly has been missing for West Brom for the last eight months. He returned to training this week. (Image: Getty Images)
Latest injury and team news ahead of the EFL Championship match between West Brom and Ipswich Town.

West Brom resume their Championship campaign by hosting high-flying Ipswich Town at The Hawthorn's in front of the Sky Sports television cameras.

Kieran McKenna's Tractor Boys are in town, and the game will be broadcast at the later time of 5.30 pm. The international break is over, and now both clubs can knuckle down and get ready for four interrupted months of Championship and FA Cup action.

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Here's the latest injury and team news from both the West Brom and Ipswich Town camps.

West Brom team news

There's been a flurry of good news on the injury front ahead of two possible returns this weekend. The club posted a video on social media of Martin Kelly resuming training with his teammates who formed a bridge that Kelly walked through before beginning the session. It is unsure yet whether he'll be available for selection this weekend, or that he is taking his first steps into a return.

Kelly hasn't played for the club since the 4-0 win over Chesterfield back on January 17. He was loaned out to Wigan Athletic but suffered a knee injury on his debut that has ruled for all these months. Carlos Corberan did admit that Kelly would be considered for loan in January but given he plays with a three, his potential return could provide some depth at least in December.

Talisman Swift has been out for the last six weeks after suffering a calf strain against Birmingham City. Saturday will come too soon for him, but he could face Cardiff City next Tuesday or Leicester City. Josh Maja has been out since September with an ankle injury, and is ahead of Swift and so he could have a role against Ipswich.

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West Brom's long-term absentees are Adam Reach and Daryl Dike, who are both expected to return in the New Year.

Ipswich Town team news

The visitors don't have many injuries to contend with. Brandon Williams missed their last match against Swansea City because of illness, but could return this weekend. Wes Burns, who had been sidelined for several weeks with a shoulder injury came on as a substitute and will be pushing for a start.

Lee Evans is their only real major injury concern after requiring surgery for an MCL injury in October. He suffered the same injury last year, and made one Championship start before his medial collateral ligament injury ruled him out for several months.

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