West Brom without goalkeeper Sam Johnstone and winger Matt Phillips as they take on rivals Wolves after pair test positive for coronavirus… leaving Sam Allardyce without six key players
- West Brom are without goalkeeper Sam Johnstone for today’s game at Wolves
- Johnstone and winger Matt Phillips have tested positive for coronavirus
- Sam Allardyce is missing six key players for the game at Molineux
West Brom are without goalkeeper Sam Johnstone and winger Matt Phillips for this afternoon’s game at rivals Wolves after both players tested positive for coronavirus.
Johnstone has been one of the Baggies’ best players this season and has made the most saves of any keeper in the Premier League. His absence means David Button will make his first league start of the season.
Button was in goal when West Brom were beaten 5-4 on penalties by Blackpool in the FA Cup last weekend and also made two appearances in the early rounds of the Carabao Cup.
West Brom’s Sam Johnstone (L) and Matt Phillips have tested positive for coronavirus
Sam Allardyce was already missing the suspended Conor Gallagher and injured pair Karlan Grant and Conor Townsend.
The club also confirmed that Grady Diangana had suffered a hamstring injury in training on Friday.
New signing Robert Snodgrass will make his debut at Molineux after joining the club from West Ham last week.
Grady Diangana is also absent after picking up a hamstring injury in training on Friday
The Baggies are looking for their first victory under Allardyce after three defeats and one draw in his opening four games.
West Brom are currently on eight points, six behind Brighton with a game in-hand.
Wolves have gone five league games without a win but beat Crystal Palace in the third round of the FA Cup last weekend.
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