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Team news: Carroll, Chester, Taylor and Grealish

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Team news: Carroll, Chester, Taylor and Grealish

James Chester and Tom Carroll will both miss this weekend’s West Brom game – but Neil Taylor is back.

We face the Baggies on Saturday with a 3pm kick-off.

Chester has had an injection this week due to "wear and tear" with his knee and will be rested for the Albion clash.

However, Dean Smith fully expects to have Chester available for the final run-in to the campaign.

January signing Carroll, who was out for the Sheffield United and Brentford games with a muscle strain, will also be absent from the derby.

However, Head Coach Smith hopes to see the midfielder back in training next week.

Taylor was ill for the Bees clash but returned to training this morning and will be fit to take on Darren Moore’s side.

Smith also revealed that Jack Grealish is currently building up his conditioning levels on a fitness programme as he looks to make a return.

However, the Albion game will come too soon for the forward.

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Paul Brown
By @paulbrownavfc 15th February 2019