Sheffield Wednesday v West Brom: Championship injury news as 5 out and 3 doubts

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Latest injury and team news ahead of the Sky Bet Championship clash between Sheffield Wednesday and West Brom.

West Brom travel to Hillsborough to face Sheffield Wednesday in their penultimate match of the Championship season.

The Baggies finish off their travels in the regular leg of their campaign with a trip to South Yorkshire. They face a side that are battling for their lives as they bid to avoid the drop. Wednesday are a point above West Brom's West Midlands rivals Birmingham City after winning against Blackburn Rovers last weekend.

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West Brom have held on to the fifth spot for the last few months but are in danger of being overtaken. Back-to-back defeats to Sunderland and Leicester City have them level on points with Norwich City.

In midweek, Hull City narrowed the gap on to West Brom to three points. They defeated Coventry City, limiting them to 72 points which has all but put an end to the Sky Blues' push for a top six spot.

Carlos Corberan’s men are in charge of their fate and know they will stand a good chance of extending their season into mid-May by winning. Here’s the latest injury and team news ahead of the EFL Championship clash at Hillsborough.

Josh Maja is contending with an ankle injury that had him sidelined from December. The West Brom striker was a substitute last week. Josh Maja is contending with an ankle injury that had him sidelined from December. The West Brom striker was a substitute last week.
Josh Maja is contending with an ankle injury that had him sidelined from December. The West Brom striker was a substitute last week. | Getty Images

West Brom team news

Tom Fellows is contending with a 'minor' issue but is unlikely to miss the game at the weekend. Fellows made a complaint about his groin, and it has limited his ability to train fully, but Carlos Corberan doesn’t envisage him being unavailable for selection.

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Commenting on the matter, Corberan said: “It's true that Fellows didn't train during this week, but we have days to work because he was feeling something in the groin during the game. Before the game he felt it a little bit and it increased with this. He has been managing it. It's not an injury, but he's been managing it with the medical staff.”

Brandon Thomas-Asante is available for selection this weekend after serving his one-game ban. He was shown two yellow cards against Sunderland and had to sit out the defeat at the King Power Arena.

In the forward options, Daryl Dike is out with an Achilles injury. The American striker suffered the problem in February and is out for the remainder of the year.

Republic of Ireland international Jayson Molumby won’t feature either. Molumby was around the training ground earlier this month after undergoing surgery for a foot injury. 

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Martin Kelly hasn’t played a single minute of competitive football this season but was seen in training. 

Josh Maja is still being carefully managed. He played eight minutes last week as he continues to recover from an ankle injury. 

Out: Daryl Dike, Jayson Molumby and Martin Kelly.

Sheffield Wednesday team news

Di'Shon Bernard was missing on Sunday in the win over Blackburn. The former Man United trainee has missed the last six matches, but has returned to full training this week.

Proving an update on Bernard in his pre-match press conference, their head coach said: ““I hope so, he trained yesterday with full intensity and then made the full training with no reaction. Today he trained and if tomorrow he trains well then I see no problem or why he cannot play.”

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Ian Poveda is likely to miss the remainder of the campaign. The on-loan Leeds United attacker hasn’t featured for the last three matches after picking up an injury. He is to undergo a second scan this week to look a hamstring injury, but for now The Star are reporting he'll be unavailable for the final two matches.

Juan Delgado has been ruled out. He has been out since October and is not currently registered with the Owls, and so he is ineligible for selection anyway.

Lee Gregory was a doubt last weekend because of a hamstring injury and did not feature in the match-day squad. The injury was suffered a fortnight ago and his future looks uncertain having only played a minute under Danny Rohl. 

In the aftermath of the win at Ewood Park, Bambo Diaby suffered a nasty facial injury. Blood could be seen pouring from his nose and he had to be replaced by Dominic Iorfa. He is wearing a protective face mask.

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Diaby posted on Instagram: “The nose a little bigger, but the same optimism as always!!!!”. He replaced Michael Ihiekwe who had to come off after just 15 minutes.

Providing a full injury update to our friends at The Star, Rohl said: “Bambo trained today with us, he was in a mask,” he said. “Icky trained yesterday in some parts and today he got a rest. Dish is back and was in full training this week which is good, really good. For this I am happy and then we will see who is in the squad on Saturday.”

Out: Juan Delgado and Ian Poveda. Doubt: Michael Ihiekwe and Lee Gregory and Di'Shon Bernard

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