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Clarke hopeful on Reid

Baggies boss provides injury update ahead of Reading clash

STEVE Clarke is hopeful Steven Reid will recover from a hamstring injury in time to face Reading on Saturday (ko 3pm).

The Baggies right-back missed last weekend’s 3-0 defeat at Fulham and has yet to train this week.

Goran Popov has been ruled out for the second successive game due to a groin problem.

Jerome Thomas (knee) also remains sidelined, while Peter Odemwingie will serve the first game of a three-match ban against the Royals.