Cardiff keeper David Marshall will undergo a fitness test ahead of his side’s trip to Hull in the hopes that he has shaken off the injury he picked up while with Scotland on international duty.
Steven Caulker and Andreas Cornelius could also feature if they have managed to recover from the ankle injuries they picked up however Caulker is believed to be closer to full fitness than Cornelius.
West Brom manager Steve Clarke has confirmed that the club will be without Matej Vydra and Steven Reid for tomorrow’s game against Fulham while James Morrison is still a doubt with a groin strain as we reported yesterday.
Vyrda is suffering from a hamstring problem which ruled him out of the home defeat to Swansea before the international break and Clarke has stated that he has not recovered enough to be involved tomorrow. Morrison picked up the groin problem against Swansea.
Reid has returned to training however tomorrow’s game will come too soon for the veteran.
Ben Foster is missing due to a foot injury while George Thorne and Zoltan Gera are still working back to full fitness after suffering knee ligament injuries.
West Ham have confirmed that Andy Carroll will not need an operation on his foot however they are still unable to give a date for his likely return.
Carroll has injured his plantar fascia in training earlier this week and has not yet featured for the Hammers since he made his move from Liverpool permanent.
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce said
“It’s the same type of injury but in a different area. It is not an Achilles injury, as has been suggested but instead it involves the band of tissue which runs under the foot.
“According to the specialist the chance of a recurrence of that type of injury is about four per cent but unfortunately for Andy he was one of the unlucky ones.
“We had been very cautious, very patient with him along the way and it’s sad this has happened for him as well as us.
“He doesn’t need an operation but we need to give the foot time to re-heal, continue the rehab and get him back in training again.”