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Albion v Sunderland - team news

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13:50 23rd February 2013

Clarke makes one change to starting XI and Odemwingie back

PETER Odemwingie has been named in Steve Clarke’s 18-man squad to face Sunderland at The Hawthorns.

The Nigeria forward is among the substitutes, while the Baggies boss makes one change to the starting XI that beat Liverpool 2-0 11 days ago.

Romelu Lukaku comes in to partner Shane Long in attack as Clarke switches to a 4-4-2 formation.

The man to make way is Graham Dorrans, who drops to the bench, with Jerome Thomas missing out altogether.

Goran Popov serves the second game of his three-match ban.

Martin O’Neill makes two changes to the Black Cats side that lost 1-0 to Arsenal last time out.

Danny Rose and Lee Cattermole miss out altogether, with Sebastian Larsson and Danny Graham handed starts.

ALBION (4-4-2): Foster; Reid, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell; Morrison, Yacob, Mulumbu, Brunt; Lukaku, Long. Subs: Myhill (gk), Jones, Odemwingie, Tamas, Rosenberg, Fortune, Dorrans.

SUNDERLAND (4-3-1-2): Mignolet; Gardner, O'Shea, Bramble, Colback; Johnson, N’Diaye, Larsson; Sessegnon; Fletcher, Graham. Subs: Westwood (gk), Bardsley, Kilgallon, Vaughan, Mangane, McClean, Cuellar.

REFEREE: R East (Wiltshire).

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