Date: 28th April 2017 at 3:51pm
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Head coach Tony Pulis has held his pre Leicester City press conference ahead of the game this weekend and West Bromwich Albion will be without two players for the tie.

Speaking to wba.co.uk as he met with the wider media for his weekly obligations, Pulis explained that both Matt Phillips and Hal Robson-Kanu had been ruled out of Saturday clash owing to hamstring injuries they picked up in training this week.

The pair will unfortunately continue to be a doubt for next week’s trip to Turf Moor and Burnley as well.

‘Matty Philips is going to be struggling and Hal, which is disappointing for us. It’s really then putting a team together that we think will give the best showing against Leicester. They’ll both miss this game and the following week I should imagine.’

Pulis went on to say.

‘It’s disappointing but picking up any injuries in training is disappointing, to get two in one day was bad luck for us in lots of respects. We’ve done very, very well this year injury-wise so it’s bit of a blow for us, especially in respect of forwards because we wanted to keep them fit as much as possible.’

It wasn’t lost on Pulis that this was the ideal time for Salomon Rondon to make an impact in front of the net again and back up with his hard work by getting back to scoring ways.

The Daily Mail also have Pulis saying that he expected old Baggie boy Craig Shakespeare to get a good reception this weekend given his association with the club as a player and then coach and one time caretaker manager.

‘I should imagine so. He’s from this area, he played for Walsall as well. He was a decent player. He’s got his first opportunity and he’s done a good job since taking over. He’s a good football man, been in football for a long time. This is the first time he’s had the opportunity to lead the team.’

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