West Brom attacker Grady Diangana will be denied the chance to play against his former club West Ham on Tuesday night, according to the Birmingham Mail.
The 22-year-old missed Albion’s 3-2 win at Wolves on Saturday due to a hamstring injury and it is understood he will also be unavailable to play at the London Stadium in the Premier League this week.
Speaking after the win at Molineux, Sam Allardyce said: “Grady pulled his hamstring in training on Friday, but hopefully that’s just a tweak and he won’t be too long either.”
While he didn’t say whether Diangana will play against West Ham, the Birmingham Mail claims the trip to East London has come too soon.
Huge blow for Diangana
Players surely cannot wait to play against their former clubs and with Diangana, it would have been a massive chance for him to prove David Moyes wrong for selling him to West Brom in the summer.
There was a lot of anger in the capital when the England Under-21s attacker headed to The Hawthorns on a permanent basis in September.
Diangana lit up the Championship with the Albion so many West Ham fans assumed that he’d at least play a role at the London Stadium this season. Instead, Moyes opted to sell Diangana for an initial fee worth £12million [E&S].
Diangana has so far underperformed in the Black Country.
The winger has scored just once and failed to supply any assists in 15 Premier League appearances with the Albion struggling to get among the goals.
While Diangana misses the chance to play against his former employers this week, Robert Snodgrass could be involved for ex-Hammers boss Allardyce.
Snodgrass did a superb job on Saturday as the Baggies won the Black Country Derby so let’s hope for a similar performance on Tuesday in a game that must matter a lot for the Scottish ace.
In other West Brom news, the Albion are in talks to sign an in-form striker.