UK time is: 16:50:50
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Selection headaches all round

CHARLTON Athletic manager Alan Pardew faces the kind of selection headache for Saturday`s clash at The Hawthorns that Albion boss Tony Mowbray had to contend with at Leicester last weekend.

The meeting of second and third in the Championship on Saturday promises to be one of the most intriguing clashes of the season.

Jonathan Fortune`s sending off in Charlton`s 3-1 victory over Ipswich Town at The Valley on Saturday was compounded by fifth yellow cards of the season for fellow defenders Danny Mills and Lloyd Sam.

Chris Powell went off injured during the game, which will leave Pardew without a recognised full back available in the Addicks squad should the former England international fail to recover in time.

Charlton were already coping without long-term injury victims Grant Basey and Ben Thatcher, who are still way from returning to first-team duty.

Hopefully, this will not lull the Baggies into a false sense of security.

Charlton have won their last four games away from home without conceding a goal.

The news on the Albion injury and suspension front is much better.

James Morrison, Ishmael Miller, Martin Albrechtsen, Neil Clement and Kevin Phillips are all back in training following their knee injuries.

And Paul Robinson and Bostjan Cesar will both have completed their one-match bans.

It all combines to pose a selection headache of a different kind for Tony Mowbray, who will be aware of the dangers of rushing the injury victims back too soon.

He will also be aware that the fringe squad players who came into the team at Leicester performed admirably, particularly Shelton Martis and Pedro Pele whose performances were underlined by man-of-the-match awards in some media quarters.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Kris Tipton Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday December 11 2007

Time: 9:00AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent West Bromwich Albion Articles

Irvine - All Praise To The Players (Monday September 29 2014)

Stats: WBA v Burnley (Sunday September 28 2014)

Irvine Delighted With Cup Win (Thursday September 25 2014)

Bournemouth Next (Wednesday September 24 2014)

Stats: WBA v Hull (Wednesday September 24 2014)

Irvine - We Want A Cup Run (Wednesday September 24 2014)

Morrison Delighted With Winning Goal (Monday September 22 2014)

Irvine Proud Of Our Quality & Discipline (Monday September 22 2014)

Lescott - That's The Way To Cap A Debut (Monday September 22 2014)

Stats: Tottenham v WBA (Sunday September 21 2014)

Archived West Bromwich Albion Articles

List All Vital Baggies Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Westwood89 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
WBA 4 - 0 Burnley
Spurs 0 - 1 WBA
WBA 0 - 2 Everton
Swansea 3 - 0 WBA
Southampton 0 - 0 WBA
WBA 2 - 2 Sunderland

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
7. Man Utd 6 2 2 2 2 8
8. Spurs 6 2 2 2 1 8
9. Crystal Palace 6 2 2 2 0 8
10. WBA 6 2 2 2 0 8
11. Stoke 6 2 2 2 0 8
12. Leicester City 6 2 2 2 -1 8
13. West Ham 6 2 1 3 0 7

Breaking League News

Match Day Moments - Sporting Lisbon (a)
Chelsea : 30/09/2014 16:43:00
Misfits!
Spurs : 30/09/2014 14:25:00
The Villa Times - 30/09/2014
Aston Villa : 30/09/2014 14:25:00
Missing Out
Man Utd : 30/09/2014 13:02:00
A Contented Mourinho!
Chelsea : 30/09/2014 12:59:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Burnley MotM
Suggested By:  Baggy Boy
Foster 0%
Lescott 25%
Dawson 0%
Pocognoli 25%
Wisdom 0%
Dorrans 25%
Morrison 0%
Sessegnon 25%
Gardner 0%
Brunt 0%
Berahino 0%
Sub - Samaras 0%
Sub - Gamboa 0%
Sub - Yacob 0%