West Brom striker doubtful for Swansea City clash
WEST Brom striker Shane Long is struggling to be fit for the Baggies' home clash with Swansea City this weekend.
Albion boss Steve Clarke has revealed the influential Republic of Ireland forward has been nursing an ankle problem and is therefore unlikely to face Swansea on Saturday.
"The one unfortunate thing
for us is that Shane Long, who played last week with a bad ankle, has
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Friday, May 31 2013
aggravated his ankle through the week," Clarke said.
"He trained Monday, Tuesday,
unfortunately he didn't train today, is doubtful to train tomorrow and is
doubtful for the weekend as well so that is a bitter loss for us."
Albion are though boosted by the return of fellow frontman Romelu Lukaku, who was ineligible for last Saturday's defeat at Chelsea.
And skipper Chris Brunt looks like shaking off an ankle problem in time for the Swansea game.