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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.

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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