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Albion v Wigan - team news

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13:50 4th May 2013

Rosenberg starts as Clarke makes three changes

MARKUS Rosenberg is handed only his third Barclays Premier League start as Steve Clarke makes three changes to the side that beat Southampton 3-0 last weekend.

The Sweden international replaces Marc-Antoine Fortune, who serves the first game of his three-match ban.

Youssouf Mulumbu makes his 100th Barclays Premier League appearance as he earns an instant recall to Albion’s starting XI after completing a three-game ban.

James Morrison drops to the bench after suffering a groin problem at St Mary's Stadium a week ago.

Billy Jones comes in at right-back, while Steven Reid misses out with a minor injury.

Craig Dawson is on the bench after this week returning from his successful loan spell at Bolton.

And 16-year-old Isaiah Brown has recovered from a groin problem to take a place among the substitutes.

Roberto Martinez makes two changes to the side that drew 2-2 with Tottenham last weekend.

Ronnie Stam and ex-Baggies loan star Ben Watson come in for the injured Maynor Figueroa and benched James McArthur respectively.

Former Albion man Paul Scharner starts on his first return to The Hawthorns since leaving last summer.

ALBION (4-3-3): Foster; Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell; Yacob, Dorrans, Mulumbu; Long, Rosenberg, Lukaku. Subs: Myhill (gk), Tamas, Dawson, Morrison, Odemwingie, Brown, Thomas.

WIGAN (3-4-3): Robles; Boyce, Scharner, Stam; Gomez, McCarthy, Watson, Beausejour; McManaman, Kone, Maloney. Subs: Al Habsi (gk), Caldwell, Di Santo, Henriquez, McArthur, Espinoza, Golobart.

REFEREE: L Probert (Wiltshire).

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