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Match Preview: West Brom

All the info ahead of tomorrow's game against The Baggies

15 March 2019

The Opposition

West Brom will be heading into this game with a view of maintaining their place in the play-off places. They will be hoping a to get the win as that could potentially get them closer to the top two in the league to get automatic promotion. A year ago, they were at the bottom of the premier league with no hope, now they look ready to fight it out to get back to the top flight.

On Wednesday, West Brom swept aside Swansea City in the league, beating them 3-0 at the Hawthorns. Chris Brunt, Mason Holgate and Jay Rodriguez were all on target against 15th-place City. That win ended a three-game winless run for West Brom.

Their top goal-scorer this season is currently former Southampton player Rodriguez who has notched 18 goals and provided five assists. Another to look out for is Dwight Gayle who has notched 16 goals with two assists.

With Darren Moore vacating the post just last week, it's unsure how James Shan will line his boys up at Griffin Park. It will most likely bear a resemblance to the team from their midweek win.

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Team News

Thomas Frank confirmed earlier this week that Brentford will miss goalkeeper Dan Bentley for this weekend's match. Fullback Rico Henry continues to struggle with a foot injury, while Lewis Macleod is edging closer to a return to full fitness.

The Baggies have concerns over the fitness of Craig Dawson and Mason Holgate, both subbed against Swansea on Wednesday night. Both look likely to play a part in TW8. Matt Phillips missed the City game with an ankle problem, but could feature this weekend. 

Tosin Adarabioyo has been ruled out with a hamstring injury and Kieran Gibbs is also definitely out of contention. 

The Manager

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James Shan, 40, stepped in following the sacking of Darren Moore last Saturday and steered West Brom to a 3-0 victory over Swansea on Wednesday night. Working his way up through the ranks, he made the step up to the first team permanantly in the 2017-2018 campaign.

After working together with the academy for over seven years he has a very close relationship with the staff at The Hawthorns. He joined the Club as an under-7s coach in 2006, James went on to manage the under-18s and more recently the Baggies Premier League 2 side. One of Jame’s greatest achievements is that he is known for nurturing young talents such as Sam Field, Chris Wood, Saido Berahino and Isaiah Brown; making them into Premier League players.

We Meet Again

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Match Coverage

Mark Burridge will be bringing you commentary on Matchday Live from 2.30pm at Griffin Park. He'll be joined on the gantry by former Bee Marcus Gayle and Brentford aficionado Nathan Caton.

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