Round-up: West Brom latest with caretaker boss taking Bristol City game, ex-Birmingham City coach becomes available

Latest West Brom and Birmingham City news and rumours on Tuesday

West Brom are back in action this evening at home to Bristol City. The Baggies will be looking to make it back-to-back wins after securing victory away at Reading last time out.

Birmingham City take on table toppers Burnley tomorrow and go into that one in confident mood after beating Hull City away on Sunday afternoon. In the meantime, here is a look at some of the latest news regarding the two Midlands clubs...

West Brom

Caretaker boss Richard Beale will take tonight’s game against the Robins with a decision regarding the managerial vacancy not expected beforehand, as detailed in a report by The Athletic. A few names have been linked such as Carlos Corberan and Steven Schumacher but nothing concrete has been reported over the past 24 hours.

Alex Bruce, who worked under his father Steve at the Hawthorns, could link up with Michael Carrick at Middlesbrough if the former Manchester United midfielder lands that job. That’s according to reporter Alan Nixon on Patreon. The 38-year-old retired from playing earlier this year after a final spell at Macclesfield.

Birmingham City

John Eustace has brought the feel good factor back to Birmingham this term and he is ready to face in-form Burnley. He has told Blues TV: “The boys will be set up, we know it’s going to be a really difficult game, they are a top team. I went and watched them yesterday. They really blew Swansea away, they have got quality players in all areas, they have got a Premier League squad there, a fantastic manager with good experience.”

Ex-Blues number two Kevin Bond is available again. The experienced coach has cut ties with League One side Bristol Rovers and will be weighing up his next move in the game. He worked at St. Andrew’s back in 2017 under Harry Redknapp.