Carlos Corberan, the manager of West Brom, has expressed concerns about the team’s injury problems. The Baggies are set to face Plymouth Argyle, but their offensive capabilities have been hampered by injuries. Strikers Josh Maja and Daryl Dike are currently sidelined, with Maja expected to return next month. Additionally, creators John Swift and Jeremy Sarmiento are also injured, with only Sarmiento likely to return before the upcoming international break in November.
West Brom has resumed training after a break, but Corberan emphasized the need to be cautious about the amount of training given to the players, given their current situation. The team has lost three attacking options, making it necessary to manage training with great attention to detail and regenerate players who will play a crucial role in the upcoming games.
Corberan mentioned that Sarmiento might be ready for the last game or the last two games, but Swift and Maja are expected to return after the next international break. In the absence of these players, striker Brandon Thomas-Asante and wingers Jed Wallace and Grady Diangana are likely to be involved in the match against Plymouth. Additionally, the manager can call upon the promising youngster Tom Fellows from the bench, who has shown promise in preseason and a recent game.
There’s also the possibility of using Matt Phillips in a more advanced attacking role, although he has primarily excelled as a deeper wing-back this season. The team is facing challenges due to the unavailability of several players, and academy players have been training with the first team to increase the squad’s numbers.
Summer signing Josh Maja and top scorer John Swift, who has scored six goals, are both expected to be sidelined for about a month, with their return following the next international break.