Injury worry for Pool ahead of West Brom clash

Elliot Grandin scored Pool's goal
Elliot Grandin scored Pool's goal
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ELLIOT Grandin is unlikely to make the starting 11 at West Brom on Saturday, to ensure his hamstring injury doesn’t flare up again.

The Frenchman made a successful return against Liverpool, helping the Seasiders bounce back from three defeats.

But he felt some tightness in the hamstring that had caused him to miss those three games and is unlikely to be risked from the kick- off at The Hawthorns.

Gary Taylor-Fletcher could drop back into midfield, with Matty Phillips poised to come in on the right flank.

Victory over Liverpool took the Seasiders within four wins of the all-important 40-point mark, but asked if he felt his team now had an outstanding chance of staying up Holloway replied: “You can’t ever say that in this division. I have looked up how many points teams get towards the end and they all have a good run, so you need those points as quickly as you can.

“We have 18 games to get 40 but look at the fixtures and it’s a huge ask. What gives me great heart is that we weren’t lucky to beat Liverpool, we deserved it.”