Baggies waiting on Mulumbu scan

Mulumbu has been in fine form despite a persistent niggle, but the

problem forced him off before the end of Albion’s excellent Boxing

Day draw with Manchester City. And Roy Hodgson fears scan results

will rule out a key member of his first team for a significant

period. The Baggies boss said: “He’s had a groin strain for a while

now so we will have to have a look at it. I’m hoping it’s not going

to be too bad. “I think it’s something that will keep him out for a

little while but let’s hope it’s not too long because he has got

himself back in form. “He’s been suffering from a groin injury that

we’ve been nursing him through game to game and it’s gone fine.

“His last 10 minutes was 10 minutes too many and if I’d have had

some indication he was struggling I’d have taken him off. But

unfortunately there was no indication.”