West Brom left-back Kieran Gibbs was forced off in the first half against Hull on Sunday with a hamstring injury, according to Joseph Masi.

The Express & Star journalist reported the injury concern on his personal Twitter account as the Baggies won 4-2 at The Hawthorns and was substituted off to be replaced by Conor Townsend in the 36th minute.

Gibbs has had injury issues with his hamstring almost all season and it does not seem as though the former Arsenal left-back is going to fully recover from those problems before the campaign is over.

The 30-year-old has only managed to make 15 appearances in all competitions but he is still, without doubt, the best left-back that Slaven Bilic has in his squad.

Townsend is a decent back-up option for the Baggies but it is certainly an area that the club needs to think about upgrading ahead of next season as they could be in the Premier League.

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Gibbs’ injury issues are becoming a burden while Townsend has no experience in the top-flight.

Nathan Ferguson’s exit means that there is a void that needs to be filled there but Wigan left-back Antonee Robinson is someone who has been linked with The Hawthorns.

Wigan have entered administration and could be receptive to selling the USA international.

We will have to wait and see but we wouldn’t mind seeing him coming in to replace Gibbs.

In other West Brom news, Kyle Edwards has sent a two-word message to this Leeds player after they beat Blackburn.

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