West Bromwich Albion will be eager to get back to winning ways this afternoon, as the Baggies prepare to take on Bristol City at Ashton Gate.
The Baggies were held to a disappointing 2-2 draw against Nottingham Forest last weekend, with Matty Cash scoring an unbelieveable goal in stoppage time to ensure that the points would be shared.
Nevertheless, Slaven Bilic’s side still find themselves sitting four points clear of Leeds United at the top of the table – a lead they will be looking to increase by the end of tonight.
Having named three unchanged line-ups in a row, this afternoon Bilic has named just the one change to the side that drew with Forest, with Kyle Bartley being replaced by Ahmed Hegazi in defence.
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Bartley endured a tough afternoon against the Reds, scoring an own goal following a dangerous cross from Sammy Ameobi, and seemingly handling the ball in the second-half inside the area, which was waved away by Keith Stroud.
Hegazi has made only nine appearances for West Brom this season, and he will be looking to prove to Bilic that he is capable of playing week in, week out in the heart of defence.
Here’s what Albion fans are saying after receiving today’s team news…
— Top Shagger 💚💛🇭🇷🇬🇧🧐 (@topshaggerjack) February 22, 2020
Don’t think hegazi warrants a place imo but come on you baggie boys! Furlong must be going insane
— Mike Robertson (@Baggieboy75Mike) February 22, 2020
Why not push o Shea into centre and furlong on the right?? Hegazi this season as been dreadful #wba
— DaZ_GuEsT (@DarrenGuest7) February 22, 2020
This time when we bring on a winger it best be Grosicki and not Phillips
— Jack (@Jackox18) February 22, 2020
Bartley has been shaken recently
— Kacey⚽️ (@kaceyyj15) February 22, 2020
— Lewis Botfield🇭🇷 (@lewis_botfield) February 22, 2020
At last Bartley out. With a run of games Hegazi clearly our best centre back.
— Lee Jackson (@JACKO_BRAND) February 22, 2020
Wtf is hegazi playing. I’ll support him like I will with any other Albion player but a strange decision
— BigSemiAjayi6 (@BigAjayi6) February 22, 2020
Hegazi , didn't see that one coming
— Stevo (@Stevo84127602) February 22, 2020