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Sinclair and Lugano in starting XI for the visit of the Exiles

SCOTT Sinclair and Diego Lugano make their Albion debuts while Academy products Luke Daniels and Saido Berahino, plus summer-signing Matej Vydra, all start for the Baggies for the first time.  

Steve Clarke has made eight changes to the side which drew 0-0 at Everton in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday.   

Club skipper Chris Brunt makes his first start of the season, with Goran Popov and Craig Dawson also in the team. 

ALBION (4-3-3): Daniels; Jones, Lugano, Dawson, Popov; Dorrans, Yacob, Brunt (c); Vydra, Sinclair, Berahino. Subs: Myhill (gk); Long, Morrison, Rosenberg, Mulumbu, Gayle, McAuley. 

NEWPORT: Pidgeley; Hughes, Chapman, Minshull, Crow, Willmott, Sandell (c), Washington, Jackson, Naylor, Worley. Subs: Stephens (gk); Pipe, James, Zebroski, Flynn, Jolley. 

REFEREE: A D’Urso (Essex)