Coleman to monitor Westwood fitness

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Coventry manager Chris Coleman does not believe the back injury that forced off Keiren Westwood after just 10 minutes at the weekend is serious.

Coleman revealed Westwood sustained the problem during training but all parties felt he would be okay to line up against West Brom. However, having aggravated it during the early stages, Dimi Konstantopoulos was called upon and subsequently made some fine saves to help secure a goalless draw.

Coleman said: "Keiren jarred it in training but he wanted to start and we thought it would be okay but you could see he wasn`t moving very well. With his kicking - which is usually very good - he was too stiff, uncomfortable. He had to come off."

He added: "He aggravated it during the game, we`ll have to see how he is.

"I don`t think it`s serious, nothing a little bit of rest won`t do but you`ve got to look at Dimi Konstantopoulos. He`s come on and done a great job.

"He`s got experience. He`s had his fair share of injuries, he`s not played a lot of football since I`ve been here, he`s been on loan. But he`s come back, been patient and done a great job for us, he more than played his part in keeping a clean sheet."

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