West Brom duo set to move on

West Brom defender Goran PopovChris Brunt and Goran Popov have been ruled out of West Brom’s clash with lowly Wigan at the Hawthorns on Saturday.

Baggies skipper Brunt will miss his second successive game after picking up a knee injury in the 1-1 home draw against Newcastle a fortnight ago, while Popov is missing with the calf problem he picked up ahead of last week’s 3-1 win at Southampton.

And, while they will definitely not feature against Latics they have an outside chance of lining up against Manchester City on Tuesday evening.

Boss Steve Clarke will be boosted by the fitness of James Morrison despite him limping off at St Mary’s with 12 minutes remaining because of a slight groin injury.

Defender Craig Dawson is back at the club following a successful loan spell with Championship promotion-hopefuls Bolton Wanderers and Youssouf Mulumbu is also available for selection again after completing a three-game ban.

However, Marc-Antoine Fortune, who was sent off at Southampton last weekend, will serve the first match of his three-game suspension.

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