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Clarke: No more losses

Clarke: No more losses

Steve Clarke has a number of injury concerns ahead of his side's Premier League clash with West Ham United at the Hawthorns on Sunday.

Claudio Yacob and Liam Ridgewell are both doubts while Ben Foster continues to be sidelined as the Baggies look to end a recent slump and get back to winning ways.

Clarke's side have already exceeded expectations this season with their form seeing them shoot into six place with 26 points. They have, however, now lost two on the trot, their 1-0 defeat to Stoke followed up with a 2-0 reverse at Arsenal.

While Yacob sat out of the defeat to the Gunners last weekend with a hamstring injury, Ridgewell picked up an ankle injury during the match. And this will be a seventh match out for goalkeeper Foster who is recovering from groin surgery.

Hammers boss Sam Allardyce must, meanwhile, make do without George McCartney, who injured a knee in training.

Mohamed Diame also misses out after pulled a hamstring in the loss to Liverpool.

Yossi Benayoun, Andy Carroll and Jack Collison (all knee), Ricardo Vaz Te (shoulder) as well as Alou Diarra (thigh) remain out of action.

West Ham have also impressed in their first season back in the top flight and currently occupy 11th place with 22 points. They were unlucky to have lost 3-2 to the Reds in their last clash after sensationally seeing off Chelsea 3-1.

Posted: 16/12/12 13:16

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