West Brom v Peterborough FA Cup team news and stats

Date published: Friday 29th January 2016 5:23

Callum McManaman: Faces six-week lay-off

Callum McManaman: Faces six-week lay-off

West Brom will hope to improve on a 11-match unbeaten FA Cup record against lower-league opposition when they face Peterborough in their fourth-round tie at The Hawthorns on Saturday.

Team news

Callum McManaman will be out for up to six weeks after the West Brom winger suffered ankle ligament damage.

The 24-year-old could miss at least six games, starting with Saturday’s FA Cup visit of Peterborough, while James Morrison (hamstring) is out with Darren Fletcher (knee) and Chris Brunt (calf) doubts.

The Baggies needed to register Sandro by 12pm if the midfielder is to play with the club aiming to sign the Brazil international from QPR on loan for the rest of the season.

Peterborough will be without Jermaine Anderson, Joe Gormley and Gabriel Zakuani, who are sidelined with long-term injuries, Harry Tofolo is unavailable with a head injury, while Adil Nabi can’t play against his former club due to the terms of his transfer.

However Michael Bostwick could make his first appearance of the year after playing a for the reserves in midweek.

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The Baggies have won two of their three FA Cup meetings with Peterborough (D1), including a fourth round tie at London Road in 2008 en route to the semi-final.

They also met a year later in the third round, with the Posh earning a draw at the Hawthorns but losing 2-0 at home in the replay.

That defeat in 2008 was the last time Peterborough reached the fourth round of the FA Cup. They haven’t progressed past this stage since 1986.

West Brom are unbeaten in their last 11 FA Cup home games against sides from a lower league (W7 D4).

Peterborough have scored seven goals and conceded none in their three FA Cup matches so far in 2015-16.

Saido Berahino has scored six goals and assisted four more in his last five FA Cup appearances.

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