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Preview: Bristol City v West Brom

Bristol City v West Brom
FA Cup Third Round Replay
Ashton Gate
Tuesday, January 19th (3pm)

Peterborough United await the winners of tonight's FA Cup third round replay between Bristol City and West Brom at Ashton Gate on Tuesday evening (7.45pm).

All of the key information on Bristol City's FA Cup opponents can be found below.

WEST BROMWICH ALBION
James Morrison’s last-gasp equaliser ten days ago prevented one of the cup shocks of the third round, and forced a replay at Ashton Gate. However, the midfielder will not be available tonight after being ruled out for two months due to a knee injury - Darren Fletcher could also miss out. The Baggies fought back twice to draw twice with Chelsea in their next game, but were comfortably beaten by Southampton on Saturday. Last season, West Brom reached the sixth round of the competition before suffering defeat to Aston Villa.

MANAGER
Tony Pulis – An unpopular figure at Ashton Gate, the 57-year-old had two spells as a player at Bristol Rovers before entering management. After two years as manager of Bournemouth, Pulis took the reigns at Gillingham and in his fourth year, his side were losing Division Two play-off finalists to Manchester City. He joined City in 1999 but six months later with his popularity at an all-time low, he left for Portsmouth. The Welshman spent seven successful years in a second spell at Stoke City leading the Potters to the Premier League. In 2013/14, Pulis was named Premier League Manager of the Year as Crystal Palace boss but after he wasn't backed in the transfer market, he left by mutual consent. He took over at the Hawthorns on January 1st 2015 with his first game being the 7-0 win in the third round of the Emirates FA Cup against Gateshead.

STAR MAN
Salomon Rondon - Venezuela international who has 14 goals in 46 matches for his country. Rondon started his career with Aragua in his homeland before moving to Spain with Las Palmas. After two seasons, he moved to Malaga for a club-record fee of €3.5m and his impressive performances raised his worth to a reported €10m when he moved to Ruban Kazan, making him the most Venezuelan footballer in history. Zenit St Petersburg came calling next as Rondon was offered a five-year contract. The striker netted on 20 occasions for the Russian club before completing his move to England with West Brom. Another club-record fee as the Baggies paid £12m for his services, but the big man has yet to reach great heights with only three goals to his name so far.

OFFICIALS
Jonathan Moss is the man in the middle. He will be assisted by Ian Hussin and Michael Mullarkey. Kevin Johnson is the fourth official.

TICKETS
Tickets remain available for the tie.

LAST TIME OUT
West Bromwich Albion 2-2 Bristol City - James Morrison swept home deep into stoppage time to save West Brom from an Emirates FA Cup upset. Substitute Saido Berahino opened the scoring with a low shot beating half-time debutant Max O’Leary, before Jonathan Kodjia’s close range header drew City level. The match turned on its head as Kieran Agard bundled home what seemed to be a deserved City winner, but Morrison restored parity in the dying embers meaning both sides have to do it all again this evening.

LAST SEASON
Premier League: 13th
FA Cup: Sixth round (lost to Aston Villa)
Capital One Cup: Fourth round (lost to AFC Bournemouth)

DID YOU KNOW?
West Brom are one of the most successful clubs in the FA Cup. The Baggies have won the competition on five occasions, with their last success coming in 1968.

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