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Ben back for Barnsley

Clarke names 19-man squad for Oakwell friendly

STEVE Clarke has named a 19-man squad for tomorrow’s trip to Barnsley (ko 3pm) – Albion’s first ‘public’ pre-season friendly in England.

The Oakwell-bound party includes Ben Foster, who missed Wednesday’s win at Copenhagen with a bruised ankle, and Zoltan Gera, who made his first appearance for eight months as a sub at Parken.

“The pleasing thing for me is the only player we’ve got missing through injury at the moment is Chris Brunt, and he’s not far away,” said head coach Steve Clarke.

“We’ve done a lot of travelling in the last few days and I’ve picked the squad based on things I want to work on in the match and players that need the game time.”

Albion (from): Foster, Myhill, Gayle, Hurst, Jara Reyes, Jones, Olsson, Tamas, Allan, Dorrans, El Ghanassy, Gera, Mantom, Morrison,  Thomas, Thorne, Berahino, Cox, Long.