Albion will be without striker Florin Andone for the next three games and the next three weeks following an FA ban.

He has been suspended after a retrospective charge of violent conduct arising from Wednesday's FA Cup fourth round replay at West Brom.

Andone caught Sam Field in the face with his left elbow.

The incident was missed by referee Paul Tierney and his assistants but highlighted on the BBC's live coverage of the match.

Andone denied the charge but it was found to be proven by an independent regulatory commission.

Andone, who went on to equalise in Albion's 3-1 win after-extra-time, misses Saturday's home game against Burnley, the fifth round tie against Derby at the Amex a week later and the trip to Leicester on February 26.

He will not be available again until Huddersfield's visit on March 2.

The verdict is a blow to Albion's FA Cup hopes, as well as remaining clear of relegation danger in the Premier League.

Former Deportivo La Coruna forward Andone, never sent-off in the past four-and-a-half seasons playing in England and Spain, also scored in the third round win at Bournemouth and was on target in the league in December against Huddersfield and Crystal Palace.

His absence puts even more emphasis on 12-goal top scorer Glenn Murray and Jurgen Locadia, who has been playing on the left of a front three.

VAR was not in operation at West Brom to pick up the incident but the video assistant referee system will be in use against Derby.