The Baggies, having lost three of their last four games, have slipped down the table and will be hoping for a morale-boosting win against the relegation-threatened Rovers
Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell
Tchoyi, Scharner, Mulumbu, Brunt
Orr, Dann, Hanley, Martin Olsson
Jason Lowe, Junior Hoilett, Marcus Olsson
West Brom’s Jerome Thomas has failed in his race to be fit for this weekend’s clash after he was ruled out with an ongoing knee problem. However, the Baggies' winger does look likely to be fit for Wednesday’s game away at Manchester City.
There was better news, however, for Chris Brunt who is expected to be fit despite struggling with tonsillitis.
James Morrison remains a long-term absentee with a knee injury whilst Steven Reid (ankle), Zoltan Gera (knee) and Martin Fulop (ear infection) all miss out too.
For Blackburn, Gael Givet has been declared fit after suffering with a hamstring injury, but Vince Grella and Michel Salgado, who have hip and rib injuries respectively, are definite absentee’s for Steve Kean’s side.
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- West Brom have lost six of their last nine Premier League games at home.
- 19 per cent of the Baggies' goals this season have come in the opening 15 minutes of matches. West Brom are 16/5 with PaddyPower to be 1-0 up at half-time.
- Blackburn have won just two of their last 15 Premier League away games.
- The last time Rovers lost three games in a row was in December.
- In the previous two Premier League games at the Hawthorns between the sides, there have been three red cards.
- The Baggies have only won two of the 11 Premier League games against Blackburn.
- Roy Hodgson’s side would be 17th and clear of the drop-zone on goal difference if only home games stood this season.
- Rovers have conceded 21 goals from crosses – that is more than any other Premier League side this season.
- Paul Robinson (pictured right) has the lowest saves-to-shots ratio amongst Premier League goalkeepers this season at 56%.