Duo struggling for Baggies

West Brom are set to be without central defender Darren Moore and midfielder Cosmin Contra for tomorrow’s derby clash at Birmingham City.

West Brom are set to be without central defender Darren Moore and midfielder Cosmin Contra for tomorrow’s derby clash at Birmingham City.

Moore is continuing to struggle with the knee injury which forced him to miss last weekend’s 1-0 defeat at the hands of Charlton and only has a 50-50 chance of being fit.

Contra is still troubled by the groin strain which forced off the Romanian international against Charlton.

Wales international Jason Koumas is ready to replace Contra in what will be his first start for new manager Bryan Robson.

Goalkeeper Russell Hoult has recovered from a back problem while former Birmingham players Darren Purse and Geoff Horsfield will be making their first returns to the club.

Provisional squad: Hoult, Scimeca, Purse, Clement, Johnson, Greening, Gera, Earnshaw, Kanu, Hulse, Horsfield, Koumas, Gaardsoe, Albrechtsen, Robinson, Dyer, Sakiri, Kuszczak, Moore, Contra.

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