West Brom v Blackburn Rovers: Latest team news UPDATED

West Brom will be without the suspended Chris Brunt for tomorrow's Barclays Premier League clash with Blackburn at The Hawthorns.

The influential midfielder, who leads the Barclays Premier League table for assists, picked up his fifth booking of the season in yesterday's 2-0 defeat at Bolton and will serve a one-game ban.

Jerome Thomas would be an obvious replacement for Brunt but the winger missed the Reebok Stadium clash through illness and is a doubt for tomorrow's match as well.

Provisional squad: Carson, Myhill, Jara, Tamas, Scharner, Pablo, Cech, Shorey, Reid, Mulumbu, Dorrans, Thomas, Morrison, Tchoyi, Barnes, Fortune, Cox, Miller, Odemwingie.


Wantaway defender Christopher Samba should be fit to return to the Blackburn side for their trip to West Brom after missing the home loss to Stoke with an ankle knock.

Samba, who has been stripped of the captaincy by new boss Steve Kean, was missed on Boxing Day and is likely to return in place of youngster Grant Hanley.

El-Hadji Diouf is pushing for a recall after being dropped to the bench against Stoke, but Phil Jones (knee), Jason Roberts (hamstring) and

Vince Grella (Achilles) remain sidelined.

Team (from): Robinson, Salgado, Nelsen, Samba, Givet, Olsson, Emerton, Pedersen, E-H Diouf, Dunn, Bunn, Kalinic, Benjani, Hoilett, MB Diouf, Doran, Morris, Hanley.

Middlesbrough midfielder Adam Forshaw, who Leeds United are fighting to sign.

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