West Brom v Norwich team news

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It is an all Premier league affair as West Brom take on Norwich in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Saturday afternoon, kick off 3.00pm.

Norwich boss Paul Lambert hopes that the arrival of new signing Jonny Howson from Leeds United will give his side a shot in the arm ahead of their visit to the Hawthorns.

“I’m delighted,” said Lambert. “I think him coming in will give everybody a lift.

“He’s an established player which is great. He has played in a lot of big games and handled the crowd at Leeds, which is a huge football club with a terrific fan base.

“I just think he’ll perform for us and I think he’ll add to the team.”

The Norwich boss also received a triple injury boost ahead of the game with the news that James Vaughan, Elliott Ward, and Marc Tierney all came through 60 minutes of Tuesday’s reserve game against Chelsea unscathed.

West Brom manager Roy Hodgson meanwhile has mixed news on the injury front. ” Steven Reid and Billy Jones are both making very good progress and we’ll make that decision,” said Hodgson.

“Jonas Olsson is fit but Paul Scharner is not. He hasn’t trained all week and is still nursing his Achilles.”


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