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Bruno to miss Brum

The Argus: Bruno is not expected to be fit to face Birmingham on Saturday Bruno is not expected to be fit to face Birmingham on Saturday

Albion are likely to be without Bruno for the fourth match in succession at Birmingham on Saturday.

The Spanish right-back’s hopes of a comeback from injury at St Andrews have been hampered by the cold weather.

Manager Gus Poyet said: “The harder the pitches the less he can train, because it is an Achilles injury.”

Bruno, left, has missed five of the last six games with the Achilles problem.

Compatriot Inigo Calderon will deputise again at Birmingham following his return from knee trouble in last Saturday’s 2-1 home win against Derby.

Albion are giving a trial with the development squad to 17-year-old Plymouth goalkeeper Christian Walton.

Several Premier League clubs have been linked with Walton, including Southampton and Fulham.

Jake Forster-Caskey made his first appearance since returning from a loan spell with Oxford in a 1-0 friendly victory for the development squad at Bournemouth yesterday, secured by a goal from fellow midfielder Anton Rodgers.

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5:30pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Gee Jay says...

I wonder if, at any time this season, we might see an Albion team on the pitch that includes Bruno, Caldi, Orlandi, David Lopez, Vicente and Ulloa ?
With over half the team, manager and coach shouting to each other in Spanish, poor old Charlie won't know what the tactics might be.
I wonder if, at any time this season, we might see an Albion team on the pitch that includes Bruno, Caldi, Orlandi, David Lopez, Vicente and Ulloa ? With over half the team, manager and coach shouting to each other in Spanish, poor old Charlie won't know what the tactics might be. Gee Jay
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5:40pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Tony the tiger eastbourne says...

He might understand them better haha. Let's hope Ulloa deal comes off!!
He might understand them better haha. Let's hope Ulloa deal comes off!! Tony the tiger eastbourne
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6:28pm Wed 16 Jan 13

SMF20 says...

I think Mr Bloom is going to have to have a serious word with the FA about making this beloved game of ours a summer sport.
Our poor Spaniards really don't like the cold and it's not fair on the delicate little things to ask them to play in this harsh climate of ours.
Come on Tony. Sort it out :)
UTA
I think Mr Bloom is going to have to have a serious word with the FA about making this beloved game of ours a summer sport. Our poor Spaniards really don't like the cold and it's not fair on the delicate little things to ask them to play in this harsh climate of ours. Come on Tony. Sort it out :) UTA SMF20
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6:34pm Wed 16 Jan 13

fan since 61 says...

Have to say SMF20 I was in valencia last April and it was blooming cold and wet. I fancy they will handle it
Have to say SMF20 I was in valencia last April and it was blooming cold and wet. I fancy they will handle it fan since 61
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6:35pm Wed 16 Jan 13

fan since 61 says...

Oh by the way no pun ment with blooming!!
Oh by the way no pun ment with blooming!! fan since 61
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6:36pm Wed 16 Jan 13

mark by the sea says...

Not a bad thing, chance for caldi to make it his shirt, so to speak. Caldi looked very sharp Saturday, funny how Players needed reserve games? Now they don't?
Not a bad thing, chance for caldi to make it his shirt, so to speak. Caldi looked very sharp Saturday, funny how Players needed reserve games? Now they don't? mark by the sea
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6:43pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Far gull says...

Gee Jay wrote:
I wonder if, at any time this season, we might see an Albion team on the pitch that includes Bruno, Caldi, Orlandi, David Lopez, Vicente and Ulloa ?
With over half the team, manager and coach shouting to each other in Spanish, poor old Charlie won't know what the tactics might be.
Aren't we all meant to be europeans now anyway???? so no matter !! even an argentinian can get a spanish(sorry eu) passport it would seem!!
Was listening to an interview with a guy on keys and gray the other morning his name escapes me, but when he started out as 1st team coach at Bolton under big sam there were 21 nationalities in 24 man squad. !! So may be better our's is spanish or english poor old charlie might have really struggled then (as would i) although many languages have the same swear words :-)
[quote][p][bold]Gee Jay[/bold] wrote: I wonder if, at any time this season, we might see an Albion team on the pitch that includes Bruno, Caldi, Orlandi, David Lopez, Vicente and Ulloa ? With over half the team, manager and coach shouting to each other in Spanish, poor old Charlie won't know what the tactics might be.[/p][/quote]Aren't we all meant to be europeans now anyway???? so no matter !! even an argentinian can get a spanish(sorry eu) passport it would seem!! Was listening to an interview with a guy on keys and gray the other morning his name escapes me, but when he started out as 1st team coach at Bolton under big sam there were 21 nationalities in 24 man squad. !! So may be better our's is spanish or english poor old charlie might have really struggled then (as would i) although many languages have the same swear words :-) Far gull
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7:04pm Wed 16 Jan 13

DESLYNHAMSMOUSTACHE says...

Tony the tiger eastbourne wrote:
He might understand them better haha. Let's hope Ulloa deal comes off!!
He just has.Result.
[quote][p][bold]Tony the tiger eastbourne[/bold] wrote: He might understand them better haha. Let's hope Ulloa deal comes off!![/p][/quote]He just has.Result. DESLYNHAMSMOUSTACHE
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7:30pm Wed 16 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

I don't see Caldi as a stand in for Bruno, to my mind this is a job sharing scheme. We lose nothing by having either of them out so long as the other is fit and well.

The center backs do not have the same luxuary and I would hope that Gus is working on this.
I don't see Caldi as a stand in for Bruno, to my mind this is a job sharing scheme. We lose nothing by having either of them out so long as the other is fit and well. The center backs do not have the same luxuary and I would hope that Gus is working on this. VegasSeagull
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4:26pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Beethoven says...

After the debacle at Blackburn with the game being called off at last minute due to rain, are they confident that the fixture will be played Saturday - due to the dire weather forecast?

I would think twice before travelling
After the debacle at Blackburn with the game being called off at last minute due to rain, are they confident that the fixture will be played Saturday - due to the dire weather forecast? I would think twice before travelling Beethoven
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