West Brom vs Huddersfield injury news - as five doubts and five confirmed out

Team news updates ahead of the Baggies’ clash against Neil Warnock’s Huddersfield Town including the latest on Erik Pieters and Grady Diangana.
West  Brom’s Brandon Thomas-Asante is a doubt for the match against Huddersfield TownWest  Brom’s Brandon Thomas-Asante is a doubt for the match against Huddersfield Town
West Brom’s Brandon Thomas-Asante is a doubt for the match against Huddersfield Town

West Brom are hoping for a similar result from Tuesday night’s victory over Wigan Athletic when they take on Huddersfield Town this weekend. Carlos Corberan not only has injury issues to contend with but fatigue set in towards the end of their game against the Latics.

The Baggies owed their win to striker Daryl Dike who scored the only goal of the game in a bulldozing performance, causing the opposition problems throughout. In the process, he bagged his third home strike in two games following his brace against Middlesbrough in the previous match at The Hawthorns.

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Their opponents Huddersfield have struggled this season and now have their third permanent manager of the campaign after parting ways with both Danny Schofield and Mark Fotheringham already. The new man in charge is none other than Neil Warnock, who joined for his second spell at the Terriers’ helm with the premise of lifting them out of the relegation zone.

They sit second bottom with Warnock winning just one of his four games in charge so far. Meanwhile, Albion are only four places away from the play-off positions, a feat that manager Corberan achieved with Huddersfield last season.

What is the injury news ahead of West Brom’s game against Huddersfield?

Brandon Thomas-Asante is a doubt once again for this one after picking up a hamstring strain in training before their defeat to Hull City. The forward has been an exciting prospect since joining the club in the summer and may return ahead of this one.

Winger Grady Diangana is a certainty to miss Saturday’s game and could be out for the remainder of the campaign if he requires surgery on damaged ligaments in his foot. He limped off during their 2-0 win over Middlesbrough.

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Fellow forward Karlan Grant is out when his former club come to town after suffering a quadriceps injury which could keep him out for 4-6 weeks. He has found minutes hard to come by since Corberan joined the club and this blow could demote him further down the pecking order.

Baggies defender Erik Pieters remains a slight doubt once again after being forced off with a reoccurring knee problem against Wigan. The Dutchman was replaced by Semi Ajayi late in the game and could miss the game on Saturday.

Corberan will again be without absentees Alex Palmer and Kyle Bartley who are set for a post-international break return. Meanwhile, Matt Phillips is facing a race against time to be fit before the end of the campaign.

It is unknown whether Tom Rogic will be fit and available for this one after being missing from the matchday squad since their FA Cup fourth-round defeat to Bristol City. The Australian international picked up a hamstring issue that has seen him ruled out since but has been spotted back in training.

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As for Huddersfield, striker Danny Ward could return ahead of the game with Warnock hoping to have him available for selection. Scott High is also in some difficulty after suffering a broken hand.

Ruled out - Palmer, Bartley, Phillips, Grant, Diangana (WBA)

Doubts - Pieters, Rogic, Thomas-Asante (WBA); High, Ward (HUD)

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