Birmingham news Bilic explains Hegazi absence and reveals his Field message MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Slaven Bilic was asked about Ahmed Hegazi and Sam Field after West Brom's 3-0 win over Harrogate
Breaking News ! Slaven Bilic has confirmed that Ahmed Hegazi missed out on West Brom’s win over Harrogate Town on Wednesday because of a hamstring injury he sustained in training this week. Hegazi, who was an unused substitute in the defeat to Leicester on Sunday, was expected to be involved in the Carabao Cup tie which Albion eventually won 3-0. Having decided to rest Kyle Bartley and Semi Ajayi, Bilic opted for Dara O’Shea and new signing Cedric Kipre. With new signing Branislav Ivanovic now in the mix, Albion certainly aren’t short on numbers in that department. Make sure you don't miss a thing - click here to sign up to our Albion newsletter The Egyptian, who endured a stop-start campaign with injuries last term, will be checked on by the club’s medical staff in the coming days. “Hegazi was on the bench on Sunday,” Bilic said. “He came in on Monday, the guys who didn’t play against Leicester had training. He did his hamstring in training, that’s the reason why he wasn’t involved tonight. Read More Related Articles Cedric Kipre makes West Brom debut - and gives Slaven Bilic another call Read More Related Articles Slaven Bilic sums up displays of West Brom new pair David Button and Cedric Kipre “Hamstrings...Monday or even yesterday they didn’t know how big it is.
. Hopefully it’s a smaller one. “That’s the reason why Ahmed wasn’t on the pitch tonight, basically.” One player who did play at The Hawthorns was Sam Field. The midfielder, who spent last term out on loan at Charlton Athletic, has been made to wait for an opportunity in his boyhood colours having held a bit-part role under Darren Moore and Jimmy Shan.
With numbers light in that particular department - Jake Livermore, Romaine Sawyers and Rekeem Harper are Bilic’s other existing options - Field is likely to remain at The Hawthorns. That’s certainly Bilic’s intention at this stage. “I spoke to Sam the other day and told him that he gives us something that we don’t have from other plays,” said Bilic. “He is a proper holding midfielder. He’s very good tactically, he keeps his position, he’s very good at slowing the play down, very good at helping the centre-backs when they need it, he’s quite tall so is good at heading the ball and good at tackles, reading balls and opening attacks with a good range of passing. “He is very good in the defensive phase of the game. That’s why I told him he is staying with us.”
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