Preston North End v West Brom injury news - as seven ruled out and two doubts

Erik Pieters picked up a knock against Millwall last weekend. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)
Erik Pieters picked up a knock against Millwall last weekend. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

West Brom travel to Lancashire to face Preston North End at Deepdale in their latest EFL Championship clash.

The Lilywhites have a perfect home record and have recorded four consecutive 2-1 wins in front of their home supporters.

The Baggies meanwhile are winless on their travels having lost to Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City, but in their last three away outings they've drawn with Leeds United, Bristol City and Watford.

Both managers have some injury issues to contend with, and there will be some decisions to be made closer to kick-off.

Here is the latest injury and team news ahead of the EFL Championship clash between Preston North End and West Brom:

Erik Pieters' withdrawal against Millwall has given West Brom a new injury to worry about. He felt tightness in a muscle, and had to be helped off last weekend.

Josh Maja suffered ankle ligament damage against Bristol City, and has been ruled out for eight weeks. He won't be back until mid-November, and so West Brom's attacking options are limited. Adam Reach is a long-term absentee after limping out of a pre-season fixture with Burton Albion.

He isn't expected to return to training until mid-November, and it will be some time until he makes a first-team appearance.

Daryl Dike is another who is unavailable to Carlos Corberan, after suffering an Achilles injury against Stoke City. He has suffered a spate of serious injuries during his time with the club, and there's an expectation he will return to action in January.

Out: Adam Reach, Daryl Dike, Josh Maja and Martin Kelly. Doubtful: Erik Pieters.

Preston boss Ryan Lowe said to the Lancashire Evening Post he hopes to have Will Keane (adductor) available to him this weekend. The Republic of Ireland striker has missed the last three games after picking up an injury whilst on international duty and has resumed full training on Thursday. Keane will have two full days of training to prove his fitness to his manager.

Fellow strikers Ched Evans and Emil Riis meanwhile are still sidelined though both are making positive strides towards a return. Evans developed a 'serious medical condition' and underwent surgery and so Preston have adopted a cautious approach towards the 34-year-old.

Danish striker Emil Riis suffered a knee injury earlier this year and again the club are adopting a cautious approach for an injury usually has a nine-month time frame. He has begun part-time training and a return to action could come after the international break.

On-loan Liverpool defender Calvin Ramsay meanwhile is ruled out after sustaining an injury setback in August. He is yet to make his competitive debut for the club, and could make an appearance next month.

Out: Calvin Ramsay, Ched Evans and Emil Riis Jakobsen. Doubtful: Will Keane.