By Rob Jarvis

27th Sep, 2021 | 10:30am

Predicted West Brom starting XI v Cardiff

West Brom travel to Cardiff on Tuesday evening looking to continue their winning momentum in the Championship.

After three straight draws over the past month, it was a relief to watch Karlan Grant smash home that late winner over Queens Park Rangers.

Valerien Ismael now has some decisions to make in his squad, as he looks to leave Wales with all three points tomorrow evening.

Sam Johnstone will continue in goal, with his mistake on Friday making no difference to his standing in the squad.

The defence will see one change with Adam Reach finally dropping out of that left-wing back spot for Conor Townsend to return to his familiar position.

Kean Bryan came off the bench to make his debut, and he should now be trusted to start from the beginning, ending yet another experiment in the heart of defence.

Semi Ajayi and Kyle Bartley will continue alongside him, leaving Darnell Furlong to complete the back five on the right.

There is no shifting Alex Mowatt and Jake Livermore from this side, and that looks to be the case for the remainder of the season barring injuries and suspensions – Jayson Molumby is waiting in the wings for that.

Going onto the front three, and there should be one big change.

Grady Diangana and Karlan Grant should keep their spots after impressing yet again under Ismael, but Matt Phillips looks set to drop out.

This is simply because it is finally time to get Callum Robinson starting again, his two assists against QPR prove that leaving him on the bench would be a huge mistake.

Here’s how we expect the Baggies to line up…

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