Derby County vs West Brom team news: Mowatt and Grant miss out with Covid

Team news from Pride Park as West Brom prepare to take on Derby County

Alex Mowatt and Karlan Grant miss out on West Brom’s trip to Derby County after returning positive lateral flow tests on Monday afternoon.

The Baggies have been lucky compared to most with their ability to control the spread of coronavirus within the squad but they have been hit with a couple of cases to two big players ahead of their festive fixture.

Cedric Kipre, Kyle Bartley and Matt Clarke make up the back three with the ever-present Darnell Furlong and Conor Townsend taking up the wing-back role.

Jayson Molumby and Adam Reach come back into the eleven replacing the two absentees and they’ll line up alongside captain Jake Livermore in the middle.

Callum Robinson leads the line with Grady Diangana in behind.

Derby County have been hit hard with covid in recent weeks and they are forced to call upon a couple of youngsters for today’s clash.

Karlan Grant of West Bromwich Albion runs with the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between Barnsley and West Bromwich Albion

Derby County (3-5-2): Allsop, Byrne, Forsyth, Bird, Baldock, Stearman, Davies, Ebosele, Knight, Thompson, Plange

Subs: Marshall (GK), Williams, Cashin, Watson, Sibley, Morrison, Kazim-Richards

West Brom (3-4-2-1): Johnstone; Kipre, Bartley, Clarke; Furlong, Livemore, Molumby, Townsend, Diangana, Robinson, Reach

Subs: Button (GK), Ajayi, Hugill, Tulloch, Gardner-Hickman, Ashworth, Fellows

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