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Albion v West Ham - team news

Clarke makes two changes to starting XI

STEVE Clarke makes two changes to the team that lost 2-0 at Arsenal last weekend.

Liam Ridgewell is ruled out due to the ankle injury he sustained at the Emirates Stadium and, as after six minutes against the Gunners, is replaced by Goran Popov at left-back.

Steven Reid is also not involved, leaving Billy Jones to return at right-back.

The Hawthorns encounter comes too soon for Ben Foster (groin) and Claudio Yacob (hamstring).

Sam Allardyce makes one change to the Hammers team that lost 3-2 to Liverpool last weekend.

Gary O’Neil comes in for the injured Mohamed Diame.

The visitors name only six substitutes on the bench.

ALBION: Myhill, Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Popov, Brunt, Morrison, Mulumbu, Gera, Odemwingie, Long. Subs: L Daniels (gk), Dorrans, Rosenberg, Lukaku, Fortune, Tamas, Dawson.

WEST HAM: Jaaskelainen, Demel, Reid, Collins, O’Brien, Noble, O'Neil, Nolan, Jarvis, Cole, Taylor. Subs: Spiegel (gk), Tomkins, Spence, Moncur, Lletget, Maiga.

REFEREE: P Dowd (Staffordshire).