FORMER Cork striker Shane Long will captain Albion on his return to Turner’s Cross as Steve Clarke makes five changes to the side which faced Serie A outfit Genoa on Thursday.
Ben Foster, Craig Dawson, Chris Brunt and former Republic of Ireland international Steven Reid all return to the Baggies starting line-up. The men to make way are Jonas Olsson and Gabriel Tamas - who have not traveled to Ireland - plus Luke Daniels, Markus Rosenberg and Kemar Roofe.
ALBION (4-4-2): Foster; Reid, McAuley, Dawson, Popov; Dorrans, Mulumbu, Yacob, Brunt; Anelka, Long (c). Subs: Myhill (gk); Morrison, Rosenberg, Roofe, Berahino, Ridgewell, Jones.