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West Brom v Norwich City


Hughton: hoping to make it 11 games unbeaten

Hughton: hoping to make it 11 games unbeaten

West Bromwich Albion head into Saturday's Premier League clash with Norwich City at the Hawthorns looking to end a run of four games without a win.

West Brom have lost three of their last four games and have slid down to seventh place on the standings after an excellent start to the season.

The two sides have already met twice in 2012, although both games were during the 2011/ 2012 campaign. Norwich won both matches - one in the league, one in the FA Cup, by 2-1.

The Canaries are a side currently on the rise in the league, having won their last three matches, a run of good form which has taken them up to eighth position and just two points adrift of the Baggies.

In fact, Chris Hughton's side are currently on a 10-match unbeaten streak in the league.

Steve Clarke's Baggies side are missing several players for this encounter.

Youssuf Mulumbu is suspended while Steven Reid's shin injury is likely to keep him out.

Left back Liam Ridgewell (ankle) remains doubtful, while fellow defender Craig Dawson (eye) is still unavailable.

There is however that Argentine midfielder Claudio Yacob will recover from a hamstring strain in time for the game.

For the visiting side, goalkeeper John Ruddy remains sidelined and is likely to be joined by midfielder Andrew Surman. Defender Ryan Bennett (knee) is still also unavailable.

Grant Holt's hamstring problem means he is also expected to miss out, with Steve Morison set to deputise.

Posted: 21/12/12 14:13

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