WEST BROM v Middlesbrough: Fortune could favour the Baggies
16 January 2009 10:40
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Waiting game: Fortune
West Brom newcomer Marc-Antoine Fortune could make his debut against Gareth Southgate's Middlesbrough if international clearance is obtained in time.
The Nancy striker has signed on loan until the end of the season and his arrival is timely with Roman Bednar suspended for the clash.
Bednar has to serve a one-match ban after incurring five yellow cards during the current campaign.
Midfielder Filipe Teixeira could make his first Barclays Premier League start after making his comeback against Peterborough in an FA Cup replay following a cruciate ligament injury 10 months ago.
Full back Gianni Zuiverloon is back in training after a knee injury but midfielder James Morrison faces another two weeks on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.
West Brom (from): Carson, Kiely, Zuiverloon, Hoefkens, Olsson, Barnett, Donk, Robinson, Cech, Greening, Koren, Valero, Brunt, Teixeira, Do-Heon, Dorrans, Simpson, Fortune, Moore, Beattie, Pele.
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