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Albion v Hull - team news

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13:50 21st December 2013

Foster returns as Downing makes three changes

BEN Foster earns an instant recall to the Albion starting XI after almost four months out due to injury.

Caretaker boss Keith Downing also makes two other changes to the Baggies side that lost 1-0 at Cardiff last weekend.

Scott Sinclair is handed his first start in nearly three months after returning from a long-term hamstring problem as a substitute against the Bluebirds a week ago.

And James Morrison earns a recall to the line-up, with Boaz Myhill, Claudio Yacob and Morgan Amalfitano dropping to the bench.

Nicolas Anelka, Victor Anichebe, Goran Popov and Craig Dawson are not involved.

Steve Bruce names an unchanged Tigers team to the one that drew 0-0 at home to Stoke last weekend.

Curtis Davies is at centre-half, while fellow former Baggies Robert Koren and Paul McShane are among the substitutes.

ALBION: Foster, Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell, Morrison, Brunt, Mulumbu, Sessegnon, Long, Sinclair. Subs: Myhill (gk), Yacob, Lugano, Amalfitano, Vydra, Gera, Berahino.

HULL: McGregor, Chester, Bruce, Davies, Elmohamady, Figueroa, Livermore, Huddlestone, Meyler, Sagbo, Graham. Subs: Harper (gk), Rosenior, Koren, Fryatt, McShane, Boyd, Faye.

REFEREE: J Moss (West Yorkshire).

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