Last Updated: Wed, 28 Aug 2013 08:42
Matej Vydra is a doubt for West Brom's visit of Swansea on Sunday because of a tight hamstring, boss Steve Clarke confirmed.
The Czech Republic international was forced out of the action late in the first half of his full Baggies debut in the 3-0 Capital One Cup romp against League Two Newport County on Tuesday evening.
Clarke, who also confirmed that he is looking for an experienced goalkeeper to cover for Ben Foster's three-month injury lay-off, revealed that Vydra's withdrawal was a precautionary measure and there is still a chance that he could be involved against the Swans this weekend.
"Matej was running back after Goran Popov had given the ball away in a dangerous position," said Clarke.
"He was doing his job for the team and he just felt his hamstring tighten up.
"Rather than risk him, we took him off as a precaution.
"The game was at a stage where we could afford to do that as we were 3-0 up."
Clarke added: "Matej's doubtful for Sunday.
"If you come off with a tight hamstring in a midweek match before the weekend you are always doubtful.
"But today is Tuesday and we don't play until Sunday so we have more time than normal to get him right."
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