The West Brom newest injury news comes in the form of an update on centre back Kyle Bartley. Who was absent from Saturday’s 1-0 loss to QPR. After missing Saturday’s setback at QPR. Valerien Ismael hopes to have Kyle Bartley back in time for West Brom’s match against Peterborough United on Saturday.
After limping through the final parts of the FA Cup clash with Brighton the weekend before. Defender Bartley was one of five centre-halves to miss the trip to Loftus Road, with Ismael casting doubt on his participation in the build-up.
Cedric Kipre will return to the squad after serving his one-match suspension. But Bartley’s quick recovery and return would give Ismael another boost as he looks to reassemble his squad for the remainder of the Championship season.
What does this mean for West Brom?
Of course, Bartley will need minutes in practice this week to be considered, but Ismael is optimistic. Albion’s sixth defeat of the season all of them on the road. And all of them since October was sealed by Charlie Austin’s late winner.
Albion has only scored THREE goals away from The Hawthorns in their past nine away games. With two of those coming in the same half of the game in their sole win on the road in that period – at Coventry City before Christmas.
The trip to the capital to face a team directly below them in the league standings. Provided an opportunity to correct their poor form while also directly thwarting a rival’s promotion hopes. They, on the other hand, were the ones who suffered.
Ismael expressed his desire and need to have as strong a hand as possible in terms of personnel once more.
Albion’s Josh Griffiths will continue on loan at Lincoln City for the duration of the season. According to Imps manager Michael Appleton.
Former Baggies boss Appleton indicated earlier this month that he wasn’t sure if West Brom Albion would trigger their recall for the England under-21 goalkeeper.
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