West Bromwich Albion Vs Scunthorpe United, Tue 9 Feb 2010


New signing Frank Nouble is expected to be available to make his West Brom debut in their home clash against Scunthorpe.

The West Ham forward, who can play down the middle or on either flank, arrived on loan at The Hawthorns on Monday but cannot formally complete his switch until the emergency window reopens on Tuesday.

His arrival is designed to combat the loss of Ishmael Miller (ankle) for at least two weeks, while winger Jerome Thomas also starts a four-match ban following his late dismissal in Saturday's 1-0 win at Plymouth.

However, deadline-day signing Andy Slory is also competing for his first start on the wing having already made two substitute appearances since his arrival from Feyenoord.

Marek Cech (hamstring) missed Saturday's trip to Home Park and he is ruled out once again but, having been rested for the clash, first-team trio Jonas Olsson, Gonzalo Jara and Robert Koren will all be pressing for a recall.

Giles Barnes (Achilles) and James Morrison (heel) hope to return by the start of March.

Scunthorpe will be without Marcus Williams and Garry Thompson.

Left-back Williams serves a one-match ban after being sent off in Saturday's defeat against Crystal Palace for a professional foul on Kieron Djilali.

Iron boss Nigel Adkins felt Williams was unfortunate to be shown a straight red card, but opted against an appeal as he felt the video evidence may not be sufficient to get the decision overturned.

On-loan Nottingham Forest full-back Brendan Moloney is expected to replace Williams in what will be his first start for the Iron.

Midfielder Thompson sustained a hamstring injury against the Eagles and definitely misses out, so either Michael O'Connor or Josh Wright will come into the starting line-up.

Defenders Andrew Wright (ankle) and Niall Canavan (knee) both remain on the sidelines.

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