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West Brom team news: Key man ruled out vs Bristol City, two doubtful, attacker to play

Premier League hopefuls West Bromwich Albion are due to play against Bristol City in the Championship at Ashton Gate on Saturday afternoon, with the league leaders hoping to add to their current advantage.

The Baggies head into the clash in good form as they have won three out of their previous four league games.

West Brom are sailing to promotion now and are on top of the standings and four points clear of second-placed Leeds United heading into Saturday’s clash.

Bristol City headed to the Hawthorns in November, with the Baggies winning comfortably 4-1.

West Brom will have to make do without the services of veteran Gareth Barry due to a calf injury, according to BBC Sport.

The report added that Chris Brunt and Kieran Gibbs are closer to full fitness, but are doubts.

Grady Diangana, who is suffering from a hamstring problem, is expected to be back in West Brom action before the end of this month but won’t feature at Ashton Gate.

The Baggies will also be able to call upon the services of Charlie Austin.

The West Brom forward has been informed by the Football Association that he will not face further action following controversial social media activity. in which he appeared to take a swipe at fans of his former club Southampton.

The Baggies will head into the clash as favourites and have also won their last two away league games.

Slaven Bilic’s West Brom side must now aim to embark on a strong run of form so that they can win automatic promotion to the Premier League in convincing fashion.

They will have a good chance of winning the game as long as they get the basics right.

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