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Everton v Albion - team news

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14:06 24th August 2013

Clarke makes one change to his starting XI

NEW loan signing Scott Sinclair is immediately involved as he is named on the bench for today’s clash at Everton (ko 3pm).

Steve Clarke makes just one enforced change to the starting XI that lost 1-0 to Southampton on the opening day of the season.

Markus Rosenberg is handed his first start of the campaign in place of Nicolas Anelka, who is absent on compassionate leave.

Summer signing Diego Lugano is also named among the substitutes for the first time.

Roberto Martinez names an unchanged Toffees side from the one that drew 2-2 at Norwich last weekend.

EVERTON (4-4-2): Howard; Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines; Mirallas, Osman, Fellaini, Pienaar; Barkley, Jelavic. Subs: Robles (gk), Heitinga, Kone, Deulofeu, Naismith, Stones, Anichebe.

ALBION (4-4-2): Foster; Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell; Morrison, Mulumbu, Yacob, Dorrans; Long, Rosenberg. Subs: L Daniels (gk), Lugano, Berahino, Vydra, Brunt, Sinclair, Popov.

REFEREE: R East (Wiltshire).

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