West Bromwich Albion will be looking to get back to winning ways in the Championship tomorrow when they face Derby County at The Hawthorns.
The Baggies were forced to settle for a draw on Saturday as Kyle Bartley’s second-half effort was cancelled out by a header from Millwall defender Daniel Ballard.
Despite the fact that West Brom were unable to pick up all three points in this particular fixture, they still climbed above Fulham in the second-tier standings as Marco Silva’s side suffered an unexpected defeat at the hands of Blackpool.
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A victory over Derby on Tuesday could result in the Baggies extending their advantage at the top of the Championship depending on the outcome of results elsewhere.
Whilst Valerien Ismael will not be able to call upon the services of Dara O’Shea for this particular fixture due to the defender’s serious ankle injury, fellow centre-back Kean Bryan will be pushing for his first start after joining the club earlier this month.
Here, we take a look at how the Baggies could line up tomorrow.
Having utilised the 3-4-3 formation on several occasions this season, Ismael is likely to deploy this particular setup against Derby.
Goalkeeper Sam Johnstone will be looking to claim his third clean-sheet of the 2021/22 campaign in this particular fixture.
Meanwhile, central defenders Bartley, Semi Ajayi and Cedric Kipre will be tasked with preventing Derby from causing an attacking threat.
Darnell Furlong and Conor Townsend will occupy the wing-back positions whilst Alex Mowatt and Jake Livermore are set to feature in the heart of midfield.
Matt Phillips and Karlan Grant will be expected to interchange positions with Callum Robinson who could be in line to make his return to West Brom’s starting eleven after being brought on as a substitute on Saturday.
When you consider that Robinson has already scored three goals for the Baggies this season, it wouldn’t be at all surprising if he adds to his tally tomorrow.