The absence of Yves Bissouma for Albion at the Etihad tonight is disappointing for Graham Potter.
The midfielder will serve a one-match suspension after picking up a fifth yellow card of the campaign in the 3-3 draw with Wolves.
“Yves has been performing well, he has taken a step forward in terms of his own performance levels. We missed him earlier in the season when he missed three games.
“We haven't got another Yves Bissouma. Clearly you want as many good players as you can on the pitch against Man City and we are disappointed not to have Yves. But we have got other good players that are ready and want to play.
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“We just have to find the right combination to be competitive against one of the best teams in the world.”
Potter has a fresh face in Percy Tau who could make his Premier League debut against City.
“He brings some qualities which are really, really useful to us. He'll compliment the ones we've already got and help the team, I'm pretty sure of that.
“He's got a nice personality, a really good footballing brain. He can adapt to different players and different situations.
“It's important we find the right role for him as he can play in a few positions. He's not just a striker, he's a wide player, an attacking midfield player so it depends how you see him. That's a positive for us.”