West Brom travel to Sheffield Wednesday knowing that it has become a must-win game for their Championship promotion hopes this season.

Should Leeds, Fulham and Brentford win tonight, the pressure will really be on Slaven Bilic’s side. The gap to the play-offs could be cut to only two points ahead of Wednesday’s game after a nightmare restart.

Sheffield Wednesday are in great form too, following their 1-1 draw against Nottingham Forest with a 2-1 victory at Bristol City on Sunday.

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West Brom aren’t expected to have any injury worries for the game, but what about the Owls in South Yorkshire?

Garry Monk is sweating over the fitness of key defender Julian Borner, with the German picking up a dead leg at Ashton Gate.

Yorkshire Live has reported that Borner is expected to recover fairly quickly from the knock, but it is a possibility that he is left out against the Baggies.

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If Borner does play, he could be up against an attacking side low on confidence with West Brom failing to score in their last four Championship games.

The 29-year-old has been a great addition at Hillsborough, not only for his defensive attributes but his ability to play the ball out from the back.

Borner only played 46 minutes on Sunday, but still managed to complete two tackles and an interception according to WhoScored – more than he did in 90 minutes against Forest the weekend before.

It could be Charlie Austin leading the line on Wednesday, and the 30-year-old could test Borner’s fitness by running him ragged, time will tell.

In other West Brom news, Slaven Bilic has shared his own injury update on the Baggies ahead of the clash

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