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Preview: West Brom vs Cardiff City – latest team, injury news & predicted XI

West Bromwich Albion head into tonight’s clash against Cardiff City off the back of three disappointing league results and a few injuries.

The Baggies sit 20th in the Championship table and are still incredibly light up front after the injury sustained to Daryl Dike which will see him ruled out until after the World Cup.

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First up in this West Brom transfer quiz, which club did the Baggies sign Alex Mowatt from?

Steve Bruce will be hoping that a match under floodlights at The Hawthorns can inspire victory against a Cardiff side who have won two of their opening three fixtures and sit fifth in the table.

Will Bruce make any changes to the starting XI which stumbled to a 2-1 defeat to Blackburn Rovers on Saturday? Here’s how we think West Brom could line up against the Bluebirds tonight.

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With no major absentees since their visit to Ewood Park, it seems unlikely that we will see any wholesale changes going into this fixture.

David Button is expected to keep his place in between the sticks, sitting just behind an unchanged back four of Darnell Furlong, Semi Ajayi, Dara O’Shea and Conor Townsend.

Okay Yokuslu could be a fresh inclusion, with the “solid” midfielder having signed permanently for the club earlier this summer on a £29k-per-week deal. He will likely replace Jake Livermore, who endured a frustrating afternoon at Blackburn as he lost all three duels, slotting in alongside Jayson Molumby in the midfield engine room.

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With the attacking midfield three of Grady Diangana, John Swift and Jed Wallace managing six shots and seven key passes between them on Saturday, all three are likely to keep their places for tonight.

In recent games, Karlan Grant has been preferred to the “clinical” Callum Robinson and again looks set to start up front. This could frustrate the 27-year-old, who hasn’t been given much of a chance lately despite Dike’s injury.

Predicted West Brom XI (4-2-3-1) vs Cardiff: Button; Furlong, Ajayi, O’Shea, Townsend; Molumby, Yokuslu; Wallace, Swift, Diangana; Grant

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