15:03 28th September 2012
Morrison boost but Reid ruled out
ALBION have received mixed injury news ahead of Sunday’s derby showdown with Villa (ko 4pm).
Steven Reid has been ruled out for the fourth successive game due to a hamstring injury.
But James Morrison has returned to training after missing the midweek Capital One Cup clash with Liverpool and is expected to be fit for the Villa Park clash.
While the calf injury that forced Liam Ridgewell off in the 22nd minute against the Reds is not as bad as first feared – and the defender has a chance of facing his former club.
Goran Popov could also make his Baggies debut after returning to training following a groin problem and Gonzalo Jara Reyes is expected to return to training tomorrow.
But Boaz Myhill will be sidelined for at least a fortnight after undergoing a minor operation on his thumb.