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On-loan defender Cedric Kipre misses Cardiff’s trip to West Brom

16 Aug 2022 2 minute read
Cardiff City’s Curtis Nelson in action against Derby County last season. Photo Nigel French PA Images

Cardiff will be without on-loan defender Cedric Kipre for the trip to West Brom on Wednesday.

The Ivory Coast international is on loan from the Baggies and is ineligible to face his parent club under the terms of the loan arrangement.

Steve Morison has plenty of options to replace him but perhaps no stand-out candidate – Curtis Nelson struggled while filling in during Perry Ng’s suspension and no other central defenders have yet played this season.

Jack Simpson, who joined from Rangers last week, was an unused substitute in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Birmingham.

Vontae Daley-Campbell is available again after serving a one-match suspension.

Championship start

Steve Bruce must decide whether to hand Okay Yokuslu a Championship start for West Brom as they seek a first victory of the season.

Yokuslu, now at the club on a three-year deal after spending half a season on loan in 2021, has come off the bench against Watford and Blackburn but his only start saw him play an hour in the Carabao Cup fixture against Sheffield United.

Although his side have failed to win any of their opening three games, Bruce is not expected to make many changes from the side beaten by Blackburn at the weekend.

Karlan Grant shrugged off a back injury to play at Ewood Park but United States striker Daryl Dike remains out with a torn thigh muscle.


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