ALBION are poised to be without Bruno for the third match running at home to Derby County on Saturday.

An Achilles problem has restricted the Spanish right-back to one appearance in the last five games, in the defeat by Watford at The Amex over Christmas.

Bruno was ruled out of the victory at Ipswich three days later, together with the FA Cup win against Newcastle.

The former Valencia defender wants to ensure he has made a full recovery from the injury before returning to action.

The performances of fellow Spaniard David, pictured, in Bruno’s position have reduced the need to rush him back.

David could continue in the role against Derby, even if Bruno’s regular deputy Inigo Calderon recovers from a knee injury which has sidelined him from the last four games.

Development squad strikers Brennan Dickenson and George Barker are back training with Albion after returning from loan spells with Chesterfield and Barnet respectively.

New Latvian signing Vitalijs Maksimenko could make his debut for the development squad in their league game at Millwall’s training ground on Friday (1pm).

An alternative for the 22-year-old central defender’s first taste of English football is the development group’s next home game against Ipswich at The Amex on January 28 (7pm).