Ron Vlaar is a major doubt for Aston Villa's derby against West Brom with a calf problem.
The defender was suspended for Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Newcastle and could sit out again with an injury as boss Tim Sherwood rates him touch and go.
Kieran Richardson and Philippe Senderos are sidelined with Aly Cissokho and Alan Hutton remains a doubt for Sherwood's strugglers.
West Brom boss Tony Pulis will talk to Stephane Sessegnon about diving after the forward was booked for simulation against Southampton...
West Brom midfielder Craig Gardner is ready to hammer a nail into Aston Villa's relegation coffin -- but admitted he would not wish the drop on anyone.
Gardner wants to secure the Baggies' survival even if it means helping to seal struggling Villa's fate.
The midfielder suffered relegation with Birmingham in 2011 and does not want a repeat with Albion ahead of the Midlands derby at Villa Park on Tuesday.
Albion are eight points clear of the Premier League relegation zone after Saturday's 1-0 win...
It seems that Villa have found the perfect recipe for relegation: don't score, don't win games and concede easy, sloppy goals. Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Newcastle was a seventh consecutive loss in the league, and while Tim Sherwood's side worked hard to create goal-scoring chances, the hosts converted one simple opening to take the points.
A cross into the penalty area, a slip by a Villa defender -- against Stoke it was Ron Vlaar who failed to deal with a ball into the box; this time it was Jores...