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West Brom v Cardiff preview

West Brom striker Victor Anichebe faces a fitness test on a hamstring problem ahead of Saturday's crucial Premier League clash with Cardiff at The Hawthorns.

The Baggies are boosted by the availability of Gareth McAuley (ankle), while Morgan Amalfitano and Diego Lugano (both knee) are back in training and could feature.

Claudio Yacob and Billy Jones (both hamstring) are sidelined by hamstring injuries, while Jonas Olsson completes his two-match ban and captain Chris Brunt (knee) remains out.

Cardiff hope winger Craig Noone could be available at West Brom.

Noone failed a fitness test ahead of last weekend's 6-3 home defeat against Liverpool, and assistant manager Mark Dempsey says he will be "looked at" on Saturday morning.

City boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could decide to retain the team that started the Liverpool game, especially after an outstanding first-half display when they twice led the title-chasers through goals from Jordon Mutch (two) and Fraizer Campbell.