Albion's stricken striker Will Hoskins will have an operation in Germany on Monday to repair ruptured cruciate and medial ligaments in his right knee.

  Hoskins sustained the injury during the first half of Tuesday's 1-1 draw against Blackburn at The Amex trying to reach a cross from Leo Ulloa.

  Boss Gus Poyet has reassured Hoskins he recovered from a similar injury at a similar stage of his playing career.

  * See tomorrow's Argus for the full story and Hoskins' contract situation.