By Rob Jarvis

4th Dec, 2021 | 11:32am

West Brom starting XI confirmed v Coventry City

West Brom have confirmed their starting XI for the Championship clash against Coventry City this afternoon.

Valerien Ismael has a squad crisis on his hands with seven of his first-team options all ruled out through suspension or injury.

Confirmed on Twitter prior to kick-off, the Baggies have handed another start to Taylor Garnder-Hickman who could feature in midfield.

There is a lot of responsibility on the shoulders of Alex Mowatt this afternoon.

Our playmaker will need to kickstart nearly every single attack through the middle of the park and guide his partner through the clash.

Given that Garnder-Hickman could be stepping forward, it could give Mowatt more freedom to push forward and free roam as he sits in front of the defence throughout.

Must win.

There are no excuses with this one, the Albion simply have to leave Coventry with all three points if they are serious about promotion.

Not many will have expected the Sky Blues to be where they are fighting for the play-offs, but that should be the perfect motivation to beat a near rival.

It won’t be easy, especially given their recent positive results such as coming from two goals down in the dying moments to draw last time out against Bournemouth.

Ismael and his squad have many questions to answer, and one of them is finding the back of the net consistently.

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