West Brom v Bolton preview

Team news ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash between West Brom and Bolton at the Hawthorns.

Last Updated: 18/11/11 at 12:13   

Long: Unlikely to have recovered

Long: Unlikely to have recovered

West Brom have a trio of injury concerns.

Striker Shane Long is unlikely to have recovered from the knee injury which forced him to miss the Republic of Ireland's Euro 2012 play-off success over Estonia.

Midfielder Paul Scharner is rated doubtful, also with a knee problem, while Baggies head coach Roy Hodgson will check on the fitness of striker Peter Odemwingie (ankle) before finalising his side.

Bolton boss Owen Coyle will give youngster Joe Riley his second Premier League run-out.

The 20-year-old shone on his debut in the 5-0 win over Stoke two weeks ago and will look to give a similar performance in the battle between two struggling sides at The Hawthorns.

Ricardo Gardner misses out after picking up a knock while Marcos Alonso (foot) and Dedryck Boyata (ankle) are closing in on returns but tomorrow's game comes too early. Tyrone Mears, Lee Chung-yong, Stuart Holden, Sean Davis and Sam Ricketts are long-term absentees.

West Brom (from): Foster, Fulop, Reid, Jones, Jara, Olsson, McAuley, Dawson, Tamas, Mattock, Shorey, Brunt, Morrison, Mulumbu, Dorrans, Thomas, Gera, Tchoyi, Cox, Fortune, Odemwingie, Long, Scharner.

Bolton (from): Jaaskelainen, Wheater, Steinsson, Cahill, Knight, Eagles, Robinson, Muamba, Reo-Coker, Petrov, K Davies, Klasnic, Tuncay, Bogdan, M Davies, Pratley, Ngog, Blake, Kakuta.

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Southampton v Everton  
15:00
Fulham v Hull City  
Stoke City v Tottenham  
Swansea v A Villa  
West Brom v West Ham  
17:30
Man Utd v Norwich  
Sunday, 27 April 2014
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2 Chelsea 35 41 75
3 Man City 34 56 74
4 Arsenal 35 21 70
5 Everton 35 23 69
6 Tottenham 35 2 63
7 Man Utd 34 16 57
8 Southampton 35 5 49
9 Newcastle 35 -15 46
10 Stoke City 35 -10 44
11 C Palace 35 -13 43
12 West Ham 35 -10 37
13 Swansea 35 -4 36
14 Hull City 34 -9 36
15 A Villa 34 -14 35
16 West Brom 34 -13 33
17 Norwich 35 -28 32
18 Cardiff 35 -34 30
19 Fulham 35 -42 30
20 Sunderland 34 -24 29

Updated Wed, 23 Apr 2014

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