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Sheff Wed v Albion - team news

Yacob on bench while Gera starts second successive match


NEW boy Claudio Yacob starts on the bench as Steve Clarke names a strong starting line-up for today’s friendly at Sheffield Wednesday (ko 3pm).

The Argentina international is named in a matchday squad for the first time for the Hillsborough trip.

With Steven Reid missing out with a training niggle, Gonzalo Jara Reyes gets the nod at right-back while fit-again Zoltan Gera starts his second successive game in a three-pronged attack alongside Shane Long and Peter Odemwingie.

Former Owl Chris Brunt remains sidelined with a calf problem.

Ex-Albion loan signing Chris Kirkland is in goal for the hosts while Joe Mattock, released by the Baggies at the end of last season, starts on the bench.

WEDNESDAY: Kirkland; Buxton, R Johnson, Llera, Gardner, Semedo, Lines, Harewood, McGuire, Pecnik, J Johnson. Subs: O'Grady, Bywater, Beevers, M Jones, Mattock, Prutton, Amado, Larrea, Jarolim.

ALBION (4-3-3): Foster; Jara Reyes, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell; Mulumbu, Morrison, Dorrans; Odemwingie, Long, Gera. Subs: Myhill, Hurst, Jones, Tamas, Yacob, Thomas, Cox, Fortune, El Ghanassy.