Mattock not ready for West Brom return

West Bromwich Albion fullback Joe Mattock is unlikely to feature in tonight's Carling Cup tie against Manchester City.

West Bromwich Albion fullback Joe Mattock is unlikely to feature in tonight's Carling Cup tie against Manchester City.

The Baggies left-back has not featured so far this season after suffering an injury during the early weeks of the season.

And although the ex-Leicester man is back in training, he is some way from being fully match fit.

Albion first-team coach Michael Appleton said: “The problem with Joe at the minute is that he’s not had a full day’s training with the lads.

“I think it will be too soon for him.

“But otherwise, I think you can obviously expect changes."

 
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