Preview: West Brom v Swansea

West Brom will be looking for a third successive Premier League win at home when they welcome Swansea to the Hawthorns on Wednesday.

The Baggies have a poor record against the Swans with six losses from their previous 10 meetings, but have been excellent under manager Tony Pulis after losing just once in their last five games – against Chelsea last time out.

Saido Berahino is getting closer to a return after playing for Albion's reserves recently but is not likely to feature.

Ever-present defender Craig Dawson is ruled out due to suspension, which ends his 53 successive starts for the club, but Pulis admits there is enough cover to compensate for his absence to aim for seventh place with all three points.

"We'll miss Daws (Craig Dawson) because he has played exceptionally well for us," he told reporters. "However, we've got to get on with it and we are lucky enough to have options there. I'm chewing it over."

Swansea boss Bob Bradley has a clean bill of health and no suspension worries as he looks for a third successive win, but is aware that the Welsh club will come up against a physical team that's hard to break down.

"His team has a lot of very tall guys and they utilise that with some direct play, while it also gives them good match-ups at set-pieces," Bradley said.

"They are impressive in terms of team shape and how they go about their business in every game they play. They do a lot of things well, and we will have to do the same if we are going to get a result there."

The 3-0 victory over fellow strugglers Sunderland came as a welcome boost for the Swans, but they remain 18th in the table, one point behind 17th placed West Ham.

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