West Bromwich Albion return to Championship action tonight, as they welcome a buoyant Coventry City to the Hawthorns.
Despite having initially masterminded a turnaround in form, Carlos Corberan is arguably facing his first minor stumble since taking over, despite the context surrounding the back-to-back defeats; narrowly losing to top of the league and not showing up in the cup.
Having welcomed two new faces to the club too over January, the talent pool that Corberan now has to pick from has grown even further. Not only does he have a squad that has truly bought into his methods, but finally two additions who can stamp his mark even further onto the team.
With that in mind, here’s the West Brom XI Football FanCast is predicting for tonight’s clash…
Corberan is expected to make four changes from his team that were thrashed out of the FA Cup by Bristol City.
David Button will continue in goal, behind an unchanged back four that did concede three last time out.
Despite that, Semi Ajayi and Dara O’Shea remain two of the best centre-backs at the club, and Adam Reach was one of the few standout performers in that aforementioned game.
Darnell Furlong will occupy the right flank.
The engine room will see one casualty from that performance, as Jayson Molumby drops out to allow Tom Rogic to feature beside Okay Yokuslu. The Turkish general again performed admirably against The Robins, but his Irish teammate let the side down massively.
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Journalist Elias Burke even took to Twitter during the match to tweet: “Molumby, with an awful touch in midfield, allows Bristol to pounce and hit Albion on the counter. Sykes plays an enticing ball across a six-yard box, and Scott on hand to tap in at the far post. So poor again.”
The 23-year-old’s sloppiness saw him directly at fault for one of the goals, and he will pay with his place in the side.
John Swift will earn a recall just in front of them, flanked by a returning face and a brand-new addition.
Grady Diangana will occupy the left wing, whilst Marc Albrighton makes his first start since joining from Leicester City on loan. He brings a wealth of experience and will offer a pinpoint delivery to the focal point frontman.
Daryl Dike will retain his place up top, especially given Karlan Grant’s failed exit from the club which is indicative of his standing amongst the squad.