Cardiff City v West Brom injury news - as 8 players ruled out and 3 doubts

Team news updates ahead of Cardiff City vs West Bromwich Albion, including the latest on Callum Robinson, Brandon Thomas-Asante and Alex Palmer.

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West Bromwich Albion will be eager to improve their away form as they head to South Wales to take on relegation battlers Cardiff City on Wednesday evening. Having lost all of their last four fixtures on the road, The Baggies have slipped away from the playoff spots somewhat, but a win midweek would boost their hopes.

Cardiff are well down in 21st place and are struggling on the team news front. Former Premier League pair Joe Ralls and Connor Wickham missed Saturday’s defeat to Preston North End with training injuries and remain doubts for Wednesday. Cedric Kipre, who is on loan with Bluebirds from West Brom, is ruled out as he is ineligible to face his parent club.

Ex-Baggies forward Callum Robinson is another player sidelined as he is still recovering from a hamstring injury sustained at the end of last month. Meanwhile, goalkeeper Jak Alnwick is suspended following a late red card at Preston. He is expected to be replaced in the starting XI by British South Asian stopper Rohan Luthra.

Albion, meanwhile, still have plenty of fitness concerns of their own to deal with. Josh Griffiths will stay between the sticks for a while longer as Alex Palmer will likely be back after the international break. Experienced defender Kyle Bartley faces a similar fate as to his return date.

West Brom are likely to welcome back Thomas-Asante on Wednesday.West Brom are likely to welcome back Thomas-Asante on Wednesday.
West Brom are likely to welcome back Thomas-Asante on Wednesday.

Forward man Matt Phillips is facing a race against time to be fit before the end of the campaign and as is winger Grady Diangana, who requires surgery on damaged ligaments in his foot. Fellow attacker Karlan Grant remains on the treatment table with a hamstring issue but there is hope Brandon Thomas-Asante will be back after three games missed.

Ruled out – Kipre, Robinson, Alnwick (CAR); Palmer, Bartley, Phillips, Diangana, Grant (WBA)

Doubts – Ralls, Wickham (CAR); Thomas-Asante (WBA)