West Brom forward Hal Robson-Kanu has been ruled out of the Baggies’ play-off campaign, BBC West Midlands report.
The Wales international, who has turned out 40 times in all competitions this season, was sent off late on in West Brom’s final league outing against Derby County last weekend.
The club have appeared to be unsuccessful in their appeal of the red card, with boss James Shan confirming the player will miss the playoffs with a three-game ban.
Twitter: #WBA Jimmy Shan confirms Hal Robson-Kanu is out of the play offs. Three game ban. #Baggies @WBA (@sportbbcwm)
After finishing fourth in the Championship, the Baggies will take on rivals Aston Villa in the semi-final, with the first leg set to take place at Villa Park on Saturday.
The return leg will take place at The Hawthorns on Tuesday, with the winners facing either Leeds United or Derby in the final at Wembley.
However, the Baggies will have to cope without Robson-Kanu in their bid to return to the Premier League at the first occasion.
West Brom's alternative attacking options
The Newcastle loanee has scored 23 times in the Championship this season and will provide the Baggies with a constant goal threat.
Rodriguez has scored one less than Gayle over the season and looks set to start at Villa Park on Saturday.
Murphy could retain his place in the starting line-up on Saturday and is regarded as a potential match winner on his day.
Phillips may earn a first start in 10 matches on Saturday and the Scottish international would certainly provide James Shan with a direct option.
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