West Brom are set to be missing Australia international Tom Rogic for their Championship clash with Blackburn Rovers this evening.
The Lowdown: Baggies flying…
The Baggies, after appointing Carlos Corberan to replace Steve Bruce, have been flying in England’s second tier and are in real contention for Premier League promotion.
West Brom have won ten out of 13 league matches since Corberan’s appointment, prompting interest from out-of-manager Leeds United in the Spaniard.
In a boost for the Midlands side, Corberan opted against pursuing a move to Elland Road and instead committed his future at West Brom last week.
The Latest: West Brom team news before Rovers…
Relaying the latest team news before a crunch encounter with Blackburn, journalist Lewis Cox has shared what Corberan has said in regards to who will be available.
Kyle Bartley has suffered an injury setback, and alongside the Englishman, Rogic is also out with a hamstring issue.
“Just been to see Carlos Corberan. Kyle Bartley out for another 5-6 weeks after scan outcome on quad injury. Another setback for the centre-back.
“Tom Rogic also misses Blackburn tomorrow with hamstring issue. Latter not serious.”
The Verdict: Setback for Corberan?
As West Brom look to put their recent losses against Burnley and Birmingham City behind them, not having Rogic or Bartley still does come as a dampener.
In the case of Rogic, Celtic’s former star could’ve provided an injection of quality as a back-up option.
The 30-year-old, since signing as a free agent in the summer, has contributed to West Brom’s promotion push with three assists and a goal in 13 appearances overall (WhoScored).
Corberan has also raved over the ‘excellent’ midfielder when he has played this season, even if the manager has occasionally left Rogic out of the squad.
Having the ex-SPFL sensation as an option off the bench would have been ideal but it appears West Brom won’t have that luxury tonight.