West Brom winger Grady Diangana has picked up a fresh hamstring blow this week, keeping him out of the 3-2 victory against Wolves.
Sam Allardyce confirmed the news before the Black Country Derby, with the summer signing presumably set to start at Molineux.
Kamil Grosicki was handed the opportunity to start, with Robert Snodgrass also earning his first Baggies appearance on the right-hand side.
The Athletic’s Steve Madeley relayed the news on his personal Twitter account on Saturday, as Allardyce confirmed the blow on BT Sport.
“Grady tweaked a hamstring yesterday so we had to make a change there,” he said.
Madeley went on to add that it looked likely that Diangana was set to start before Grosicki was handed his first Premier League start for four years.
“So sounds like he was due to start. Grosicki the beneficiary, presumably.”
Grosicki and Snodgrass definitely caused enough problems at Molineux, and Diangana hasn’t exactly hit the ground running this season.
Despite only scoring once in the Premier League, no one has averaged more dribbles per game than the 22-year-old according to WhoScored.
With the likes of Sam Johnstone, Karlan Grant and Matt Phillips also ruled out, Allardyce will be ruing his shocking luck – something that can hopefully change with some faces returning against West Ham.
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