West Brom v Southampton injury and team news - nine out and five doubts

Latest injury and team news ahead of West Brom v Southampton in the EFL Championship - including an update on Daryl Dike and Flynn Downes.

West Brom play their second home game of the week as they host promotion-chasing Southampton at The Hawthorn's in the EFL Championship.

The Baggies defeated Cardiff City 2-0 in midweek thanks to efforts from January signings Andi Weimann and Mikey Johnston. It was a result that helped keep the gap of those below them outside the play-offs to four points.

Southampton's incredible 25-game unbeaten run was ended at the hands of Bristol City. The Saints went 3-0 down and Adam Armstrong's penalty only acted as a consolation for the Hampshire side. As a result of the defeat, Southampton dropped out of the automatic promotion spots and trail league leaders Leicester City by 14-points.

Both clubs had players at the Africa Cup of Nations, and in fact both Joe Aribo and Semi Ajayi were representing Nigeria together. The Super Eagles lost to the Ivory Coast on Sunday, and neither player played in midweek, but there's a hope after the travelling to return to England that they can be involved.

Carlos Corebran and Russell Martin both have decisions to make over their AFCON stars, but some players have been ruled out already. Earlier this week, WBA were hit by the news that Daryl Dike had ruptured his Achilles for a second time, and that has ruled him out for the remainder of the season and probably the rest of the year.

A total of 13 players are either ruled out or doubts. Here's the latest injury and team news ahead of the clash which is being broadcast live on Sky Sports.

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