Trio return for West Brom's Carling Cup clash at Leicester
West Bromwich Albion will be boosted by a trio of players making comebacks after lengthy injury lay-offs in Tuesday night's Carling Cup clash with Leicester City at the Walkers Stadium.
Striker Ishmael Miller and defenders Marek Cech and Joe Mattock are set to face Sven-Goran Eriksson's side.
Miller's only action this season was as a substitute in the 6-0 defeat against Chelsea on the opening day of the campaign and he then damaged a thigh tendon in training.
Cech suffered a broken foot in the first-round success over Leyton Orient two months ago.
Mattock - a former Leicester player - has yet to figure for the first team this term after suffering an ankle injury in training.
Baggies assistant coach Eddie Newton said: "It's important for Ishmael that we look after him and build him up slowly because he's had such rotten luck with injuries.
"He understands that. We've had plenty of chats with him and he knows what he has to do.
"The medical team say he's been working extremely hard to get back in. He's now training, is positive and, like any footballer, just wants to play games.
"Marek has also been training and is looking very good. He's a naturally fit boy so even though he's had a long period out, he's looking very sharp."
Centre-back Jonas Olsson and striker Marc-Antoine Fortune are not being risked against the Foxes after suffering Achilles and ankle injuries in the weekend win over Fulham.
Newton said: "Preliminary tests suggest Jonas and Marco will be okay, but we won't make any decision on them until we get the results of their scans."
Four-goal leading scorer Peter Odemwingie is also not ready to return from the knee injury sustained against Bolton three weeks ago.
Newton said: "Peter is doing well but we're still erring on the side of caution at this stage."
The Baggies made 11 and 10 changes for the previous two rounds and Newton confirmed the squad will again be utilised against Leicester.
He said: "We looked at things when we were practising set-pieces and we're very happy about the team we're sending out."