Hull City v West Brom injury and team news - seven ruled out of Championship clash

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Latest injury and team news ahead of Hull City versus West Brom including an update on Brandon Thomas-Asante.

West Brom travel to the MKM Stadium to face play-off rivals Hull City in the EFL Championship on Saturday.

The Baggies are on the television once again with the match taking place at 12.30 pm. It will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event and on Sky Sports Football with coverage beginning at 12.00.

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One point and one place seprates the two sides ahead of kick-off. West Brom are on 55 points to Hull's 54 and a win for Carlos Corberan's side would give them some breathing space against a side breathing down their necks. Coventry City play Preston North End on Friday night and they're just four points behind West Brom and so the best result would be a draw to avoid any teams narrowing the gap on them.

Both Hull and West Brom were in action in midweek and won their respective fixtures. Hull City claimed an impressive 2-1 win against Southampton who still harbour hopes of an automatic promotion spot. West Brom were 3-0 victors at Home Park defeating Plymouth Argyle.

Hull City and West Brom have injuries to contend with and both bosses will be without some of their key players for this clash. Here's the latest injury and team news below.

West Brom team news

John Swift and Kyle Bartley will both be available for selection at the weekend. Swift suffered a knock against Plymouth Argyle and had to be replaced by Grady Diangana in the 65th minute. Kyle Bartley has missed the last three matches with a calf injury but is now set to return and bolster the defensive options.

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"Kyle Bartley is fit for Saturday’s game," said Corberan to the official club website.

“He’s been working very hard to be back fit as soon as possible. He’s wanted to be back with the team. He’ll be in the squad for the match.

“John Swift suffered a kick against Plymouth on Tuesday, but he’s been training as normal with the group and he’s going be ready for Saturday’s game as well."

West Brom will have to do without Brandon Thomas-Asante who is set to be out for the next couple of weeks, but could return after the international break.

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“There’s a bit of a gap in terms of when we might expect him to be available again, somewhere between two to five weeks," said Corberan.

“He will go for another scan. The reason for the long gap is because the injury he has is close to the tendon.

“It means we have to be sure everything is fixed before he comes back, because another injury could mean he’s at higher risk of picking up a bigger problem.

“That’s why there is an open gap for when we will determine if he’s fit to come back to the group.”

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Thomas-Asante joins fellow forwards Daryl Dike and Josh Maja on the sidelines. Dike ruptured his Achilles earlier this month and is expected to be out for the rest of 2024 whilst Maja has been out since December with an ankle ligament injury.

Jayson Molumby who is likely to miss the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery for a foot injury. Matt Phillips damaged his hamstring before the turn of the New Year but could return around the Easter period.

Martin Kelly has had a torrid time with injuries this season and injured his calf whilst playing for the under-21s which will mean that is likely that he does not play again this term.

Out: Matt Phillips, Josh Maja, Daryl Dike, Martin Kelly, Jayson Molumby, Brandon Thomas-Asante.

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Hull City team news

Hull City have a 'clean bill of health' with only one player out with a long-term injury. Delap was ruled out for three months after picking up a knee injury in mid-January. The 20-year-old has seven goals in 27 games this season but will play no part against WBA.

Providing an update on the Man City loanee via HullLive, manager Liam Rosenior said: "He's not running yet. He's going away for two weeks and hopefully, he'll be back running in two weeks, but that's hopefully.

"With injuries with knees, you just have to take step by step. So far, everything with his rehab is going according to plan, and hopefully, it stays that way for him.

"He's out of a brace. He's off crutches. He's walking absolutely fine, it's really, really nice to see him around. The lads were buzzing to have him in a team meeting today. He'll be back with us tomorrow as well, and then around it and he's a huge character in the squad."

Out: Liam Delap

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