West Brom beat Wigan Athletic 1-0 in the Championship last night.
West Brom have been inconsistent of late. They went into last night’s game on the back of a disappointing 2-0 defeat away at Hull City and in 11th place of the table. But a single goal from Daryl Dike secured the Baggies all three points against Wigan last night, whilst taking them up into 9th place of the table.
Carlos Corberan has a lot of injured players to manage at the minute, and he’s been dealt another potential injury blow with Erik Pieters having come off in last night’s game with a knock.
Speaking to Birmingham World after the game, Corberan said of the 34-year-old:
“He received one kick in the knee where he had problems before and he started to feel an inflammation of the knee. In that way, he couldn’t keep playing, and that’s why of course we made the change.”
“What happens for the next one I cannot answer because it depends on the next few days.”
All of Kyle Bartley, Kean Bryan, Grady Diangana, Karlan Grant, Alex Palmer, Matt Phillips, Tom Rogic, and Brandon Thomas-Asante missed last night’s game. Adding Pieters to the list of sidelined players would be another cruel blow for Corberan, whose side are next in action against Huddersfield Town this weekend.
A good couple of fixtures…
West Brom play Huddersfield and Cardiff City before going into the two week international break. It’s a kind couple of fixtures – albeit still tough – and Corberan will be hoping to claim two more wins before the break, which comes at a good time for the injury-riddled Baggies.
Pieters has been a key player for West Brom this season. Corberan though has a decent replacement in Semi Ajayi should Pieters not make Saturday’s game – he’s played a lot of football for a more senior player this season, so a bit of rest would surely be welcome.
Saturday’s game kicks off at 3pm.