West Brom predicted XI v Huddersfield Town
Valerien Ismael could welcome back a number of previously injured West Brom players for Saturday’s trip to face Huddersfield Town.
The West Midlands side have not played since November 6, a 1-1 draw at The Hawthorns against Middlesbrough, owing to the recent international break.
However, the enforced rest may have come at a good time for them as they prepare to face Huddersfield.
Ismael could make a number of changes this weekend, but Sam Johnstone will certainly keep his place in goal after returning from England duty.
Matt Clarke came off against ‘Boro with a concussion but Ismael has confirmed, as relayed by BirminghamLive, that he is back and he should retain his place in the three-man defence alongside Cedric Kipre, who looks to be above Semi Ajayi in the pecking order.
There could be one change in defence, though, with Kyle Bartley coming back in to allow Conor Townsend to revert to his favoured left wing-back position in place of Adam Reach.
Darnell Furlong will continue on the other side.
Central midfield could see the return of favoured duo Jake Livermore and Alex Mowatt with both back in training after missing recent games.
They will replace Robert Snodgrass and Jayson Molumby, who is just back from his own injury issue.
After his first goal of the season against ‘Boro, Grady Diangana has to start in West Yorkshire while Karlan Grant will be looking for his ninth Championship goal of the campaign.
Callum Robinson should get the nod ahead of Jordan Hugill again.
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