West Brom vs Birmingham City: team news, TV channel & match officials
All the information you need to know ahead of West Bromwich Albion’s Championship clash with Birmingham City.
The Baggies are without a win in their last three games and drew 1-1 with Burnley last time out.
Steve Bruce will be looking at new signing Brandon Thomas-Asante to find the net again, the forward was also linked with a move to Birmingham.
As for the Blues, they had a slow start to their league campaign but picked up their second win of the season against Preston North End last time out.
John Eustace’s side sit 21st in the table going into Wednesday’s game, while West Brom are 16th with just one point separating the two teams.
Birmingham were victorious in the last meeting between both clubs. Lyle Taylor’s 67th minute penalty gave the Blues all three points at the backend of the last campaign.
With that being said, here’s all the information you need to know ahead of the Baggies’ clash with Birmingham.
When is West Brom v Birmingham?
The match will take place on Wednesday 14 September at the Hawthorns, kick-off is 8pm.
Is West Brom v Birmingham on TV?
The match won’t be shown live on TV, but is likely to be streamed via WBA TV for £10.
Alternatively, away fans can use their own club’s streaming service - Blues TV - to watch the game for the same fee.
Who is the referee for West Brom v Birmingham?
Josh Smith is the man in the middle. He will be assisted by Akil Howson and Sam Lewis, while the fourth official for the clash is Jeremy Simpson.
Latest team news
West Brom made one change to their starting XI against Burnley with Taylor Gardner-Hickman replacing the injured Semi Ajayi in defence.
The latter suffered a knee and ankle injury against Wigan Athletic on August 30 and is expected to be side-lined for some time.
Martin Kelly completed a deadline day free transfer move to the Hawthorns and could be in line for his debut on Wednesday.
Bruce could opt to start Asante-Thomas over Karlan Grant after his last-minute equaliser for the Baggies against Burnley.
As for Birmingham, they made three changes to their starting XI in their 1-0 win over Preston, with goalscorer Maxime Colin, Krystian Bielik and deadline day signing Tahith Chong replacing Josh Williams, Gary Gardner and Alfie Chang.
Bielik returned to the line-up after injury, while Chong, who joined the Blues from Manchester United on a permanent deal on deadline day, featured for the club on loan last season.