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Albion v Southampton - team news

Clarke makes one change to team that faced Bologna

NICOLAS Anelka is handed his Barclays Premier League debut for Albion as Steve Clarke makes one change to the side that beat Bologna 2-0 in their final friendly last weekend.

Fellow new signing Matej Vydra is named on the bench.

Markus Rosenberg drops to the dugout, with Shane Long coming in to partner Anelka in attack.

Rickie Lambert - fresh from his England heroics against Scotland - and summer signing Victor Wanyama start for the Saints.

ALBION (4-4-2): Foster; Jones, McAuley, Olsson (c), Ridgewell; Morrison, Mulumbu, Yacob, Dorrans; Anelka, Long. Subs: Myhill (gk), Vydra, Rosenberg, Brunt, Dawson, Berahino, Popov.

SOUTHAMPTON (4-4-2): Boruc; Chambers, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw; Schneiderlin, Wanyama, Lallana, Ward-Prowse; Rodriguez, Lambert. Subs: K Davis (gk), Clyne, S Davis, Ramirez, Cork, Mayuka, Hooiveld.

REFEREE: K Friend (Leicestershire).