West Brom v Bolton preview

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

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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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Saturday, 19 April 2014
12:45
Tottenham v Fulham
15:00
A Villa v Southampton
Cardiff v Stoke City
Newcastle v Swansea
West Ham v C Palace
17:30
Chelsea v Sunderland
Sunday, 20 April 2014
12:00
Norwich v Liverpool
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Hull City v Arsenal
16:10
Everton v Man Utd
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Man City v West Brom

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Position Team P GD PTS
1 Liverpool 34 51 77
2 Chelsea 34 42 75
3 Man City 33 54 71
4 Arsenal 34 18 67
5 Everton 34 21 66
6 Tottenham 34 0 60
7 Man Utd 33 18 57
8 Southampton 34 5 48
9 Newcastle 34 -14 46
10 Stoke City 34 -10 43
11 C Palace 34 -14 40
12 West Ham 34 -9 37
13 Hull City 33 -6 36
14 A Villa 33 -14 34
15 Swansea 34 -5 33
16 West Brom 33 -11 33
17 Norwich 34 -27 32
18 Fulham 34 -40 30
19 Cardiff 34 -34 29
20 Sunderland 33 -25 26

Updated Thu, 17 Apr 2014

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