Baggies hoping for Cech boost

07 January 2011 09:00
West Brom are hopeful left-back Marek Cech will have recovered from a shin injury in time for the FA Cup third-round tie at Reading. Cech has had a scan on the affected area and it has revealed no serious damage. Right-back Steven Reid will definitely be unavailable after undergoing a knee operation while the Baggies will also monitor the fitness of leading scorer Peter Odemwingie, who is struggling with a swollen ankle. Gabriel Tamas will serve the final game of a three-match suspension but fellow defender Paul Scharner has recovered from illness.

Source: PA