Brunt misses tricky Reading trip

Second-placed West Brom will be without Chris Brunt for the Championship clash at Reading, while fellow midfielder Robert Koren is a doubt.

Last Updated: 26/03/10 at 13:20

Brunt: Ruled out by ankle injury

Brunt: Ruled out by ankle injury

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Northern Ireland international Brunt was forced off in the second half of Wednesday's 1-0 victory over Coventry with an ankle injury and he has failed to shake it off in time for the trip to the Madejski Stadium.

Koren also sustained a calf problem against the Sky Blues and could join Brunt, Roman Bednar (thigh), Marek Cech (groin) and Gonzalo Jara (broken metatarsal) on the sidelines.

However, apart from Jara - who is likely to miss the rest of the season - Albion's treatment room is expected to empty out for the Easter period.

But there is good news for Roberto Di Matteo as defensive lynchpin Jonas Olsson has a chance of making a return against the Royals having missed the last two games due to a calf problem.

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2 Watford 5 7 12
3 Wolves 5 4 12
4 Norwich 5 5 10
5 Millwall 5 3 10
6 Charlton 5 2 9
7 Derby 5 4 8
8 Brentford 5 2 8
9 Cardiff 5 2 8
10 Sheff Wed 5 1 8
11 Bournemth 5 3 7
12 Wigan 5 3 7
13 Brighton 5 1 7
14 Blackburn 5 -2 7
15 Reading 5 -3 7
16 M'boro 5 0 6
17 Rotherham 5 -3 6
18 Leeds 5 -5 6
19 Ipswich 5 -1 5
20 Birmingham 5 -5 5
21 Huddersfld 5 -7 4
22 Bolton 5 -6 1
23 Fulham 5 -7 1
24 Blackpool 5 -6 0

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