Grady Diangana might be able to play AGAINST parent club West Ham United for West Bromwich Albion in the FA Cup.

West Ham were drawn to face the Baggies at the London Stadium in the fourth round.

The match will see the return of former Hammers boss Slaven Bilic, who looks certain to lead West Brom back to the Premier League.

Bilic is still held in high regard by fans.

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Bilic back with a point to prove

And the Croatian will be out to prove a point to co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold after they sacked back in November 2017.

West Ham have changed managers three times since his departure – twice appointing David Moyes either side of Manuel Pellegrini.

But Bilic will not be the only familiar face coming to East London for the tie.

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Why Diangana could face West Ham

Hammers prodigy Grady Diangana is on a season-long loan at the Hawthorns where he has starred this season.

 

So much so that West Ham fans have been calling for the 21-year-old to be recalled.

It has now been revealed that Diangana could play AGAINST the Hammers, a potentially embarrassing situation for all parties if he was to have a hand in knocking his parent club out.

Competition rules dictate that loan players can face their parent clubs in the FA Cup unless stipulated otherwise in the terms of their deal.

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Hammers saved by injury?

Whether West Ham have had the foresight to ensure that is the case is not clear at the time of writing.

If West Ham have not stipulated that Diangana cannot play against them then fans will be asking questions.

The only saving grace for the Irons might be that Diangana is currently injured.

The tie takes place on the weekend of January 25th.

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