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Anelka blow for Baggies

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00:30 30th January 2014

Albion waiting to discover full extent of striker's derby injury

PEPE Mel admits it is unlikely Nicolas Anelka will be fit for Sunday’s clash with his former club Liverpool (ko 1.30pm).

The Baggies striker was forced off in the 25th minute of tonight’s 4-3 defeat at Villa following a challenge with Matt Lowton - and required several stitches to a badly cut knee.

But Albion are yet to discover the full extent of the Frenchman’s injury.

“He has a lot of stitches in his knee,” said Mel.

“At the moment he doesn’t have a great chance for Sunday.

“We don’t know how long he will be out. 

“Tomorrow we will know a lot more.”

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