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Double blow for Baggies

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18:00 2nd May 2013

Clarke delivers injury update ahead of Latics clash

CHRIS Brunt and Goran Popov have been ruled out of Saturday’s clash with Wigan (ko 3pm) due to injury – but both have an outside chance for Tuesday’s trip to Manchester City Ko 7.45pm).

Baggies skipper Brunt will sit out his second successive game due to the knee problem he sustained against Newcastle, as will Popov after damaging his calf in the build up to the St Mary’s Stadium victory.

James Morrison came off with a groin injury in the 78th minute against the Saints but is expected to be fit for the weekend.

Steve Clarke also revealed Craig Dawson will feature in his matchday squad against the Latics after this week returning from a successful loan spell at Bolton.

Youssouf Mulumbu is also available for selection again after completing a three-game ban.

But Marc-Antoine Fortune will serve the first match of his three-game suspension for his red card against the Saints.

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