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Albion v Norwich - team news

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13:50 22nd December 2012

Foster earns instant recall as one of three changes

BEN Foster earns an instant recall to Steve Clarke’s starting XI after missing the last seven games in recovery from a double hernia operation.

Boaz Myhill drops to the bench as one of three changes to the team that lined up against West Ham last weekend.

Romelu Lukaku leads the attack, with Shane Long joining Myhill in the dugout.

Youssouf Mulumbu serves a one-match ban for picking up five yellow cards, giving Graham Dorrans his first start in three games as Clarke reshuffles his midfield.

Liam Ridgewell has recovered from an ankle injury and is named among the substitutes.

Claudio Yacob (hamstring) and Steven Reid (shin) miss out altogether.

Chris Hughton makes one enforced change to the Canaries team that beat Wigan 2-1 last weekend.

Steve Morison starts up front in place of the injured Grant Holt (hamstring).

ALBION (4-2-3-1): Foster; Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Popov; Morrison, Brunt (c); Odemwingie, Gera, Dorrans; Lukaku. Subs: Myhill (gk), Ridgewell, Rosenberg, Long, Fortune, Jara Reyes, Tamas.

NORWICH (4-2-3-1): Bunn; Whittaker, Bassong, Turner, Garrido; Tettey, Hoolahan (c); Pilkington, Snodgrass, Johnson; Morison. Subs: Steer (gk), R Martin, Howson, Jackson, E Bennett, Barnett, Kane.

REFEREE: M Atkinson (South Yorkshire).

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