Team news: West Brom v Fulham - Schwarzer in race to be fit

Mark Schwarzer was missing for the Southampton game. Photo: PA

West Brom head coach Steve Clarke will check on the fitness of several key players ahead of Tuesday's home Premier League clash with Fulham.

Defenders Jonas Olsson (groin), Steven Reid (ankle) and Goran Popov (hamstring) and midfielders Youssouf Mulumbu and Claudio Yacob (both hamstring) all missed the 2-0 defeat at Manchester United.

Midfielder George Thorne could make another start against the Cottagers after impressing at Old Trafford following his recall from a loan spell at Peterborough.

Fulham were today hoping Mark Schwarzer would be fit to return for their New Year's Day clash at West Brom.

David Stockdale had a nightmare deputising for the injured Schwarzer (neck) in Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Swansea, and manager Martin Jol was keeping his fingers crossed his number one would be back at The Hawthorns tomorrow.

Damien Duff is battling to be fit but the game is set to come too soon for Mahamadou Diarra and Mladen Petric.

Provisional squads

West Brom: Foster, Myhill, Daniels, Jones, Reid, McAuley, Olsson, Tamas, Dawson, Ridgewell, Popov, Mulumbu, Yacob, Dorrans, Thorne, Brunt, Morrison, Gera, Odemwingie, Fortune, Long, Lukaku, Rosenberg.

Fulham: Schwarzer, Stockdale, Etheridge, Riether, Kelly, Hangeland, Hughes, Senderos, Riise, Dejagah, Baird, Sidwell, Karagounis, Kacaniklic, Kasami, Duff, Ruiz, Rodallega, Berbatov.