West Brom v Hull City injury news - as 11 players ruled out and 3 doubtful for Championship clash
There have been team news updates ahead of Hull City vs West Brom, including the latest on Erik Pieters, Alex Palmer, Kyle Bartley and Allahyar Sayyadmanesh.
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West Bromwich Albion are hoping for a repeat of Saturday’s win over Middlesbrough when they take on Hull City on Friday night at the MKM Stadium. They take on the Tigers after beating the Championship’s most in-form side with relative ease last weekend.
Daryl Dike scored twice in two minutes to ensure the Baggies picked up a crucial three points to add to their play-off push. The American hadn’t scored in six matches before Saturday but found his shooting boots after being given a start by manager Carlos Corberan.
As it stands, Albion sit six points outside of the top six and will hope to pile the pressure on the rest of the play-off chasing pack, who play after them this weekend. Meanwhile, Hull are 16th in the second-tier table having not won any of their last four games.
This poor run comes following Liam Rosenior’s exciting start to life on Humberside that saw them go five games unbeaten. The Baggies will take further confidence from their last meeting with the Tigers which saw them win 5-2 at The Hawthorns in August.
What is the injury news ahead of West Brom’s trip to Hull City?
Brandon Thomas-Asante will miss Friday’s game and possibly next week’s clashes against Wigan Athletic and Huddersfield Town with a hamstring injury. Fellow striker Karlan Grant will also be unavailable after picking up a quadriceps injury that’ll keep him out for four to six weeks.
Winger Grady Diangana has suffered a huge blow to his season after sustaining a foot ligament injury which could leave him on the sidelines until the end of the campaign should he require surgery. Club captain Jake Livermore is also ill so won’t feature.
West Brom defender Erik Pieters will be assessed ahead of the clash after being withdrawn in the 87th minute of last weekend’s win with a knee injury. The Dutchman put in a solid performance to keep the likes of Cameron Archer and Chuba Akpom quiet but he was forced off in the dying embers.
Alex Palmer and Kyle Bartley are set to return after the international break, with the former suffering a training ground injury earlier in the year, leaving Josh Griffiths to deputise. The latter had a setback in his recovery after sustaining a problem during the World Cup.
The Baggies will continue to be without long-term absentee Matt Phillips, who is likely to miss the rest of the season after picking up a quadriceps injury during their FA Cup replay with Chesterfield. The winger is a big miss for Corberan after slotting into the team throughout his reign up until his absence.
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 saw him ruled out of the draw with Blackburn Rovers.
As for Hull, Rosenior confirmed that Matt Ingram, Ryan Woods, Jean Michael Seri and Aaron Connolly will all miss Friday’s encounter with injury. However, Cyrus Christie is ‘touch and go’ after having some swelling in his knee in training.
In positive news for Tigers fans, Allahyar Sayyadmanesh will return to the matchday squad for Albion’s visit. The 21-year-old has been sidelined with a hamstring injury since their 4-1 win over Wigan Athletic in January.
Ruled out: Ingram, Woods, Seri, Connolly (HUL); Palmer, Bartley, Livermore, Phillips, Thomas-Asante, Diangana, Grant (WBA).
Doubts: Christie (HUL); Pieters, Rogic (WBA).