Walters doubtful for Baggies clash

25 January 2010 10:44
Walters was withdrawn at half-time of Saturday's FA Cup defeat at League One side Southampton with a hamstring strain and he is unlikely to line up for Roy Keane's side on Tuesday night.

Keane is boosted however by the return of Jon Stead, who could take Walters' place in attack.

Stead has missed the last four games following his red card at Crystal Palace on Boxing Day but will be eager to return and add to his six goals this season.

Pablo Counago is another striking option available to Keane after the Spaniard scored from the bench for the second successive game on Saturday.

Goalkeepers Richard Wright (knee) and Brian Murphy (ankle) remain sidelined and Argentinian winger Luciano Civelli will not be back until next season after knee surgery.

Source: Team_Talk