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Long named Baggies skipper on return to Turner's Cross

FORMER Cork striker Shane Long will captain Albion on his return to Turner’s Cross as Steve Clarke makes five changes to the side which faced Serie A outfit Genoa on Thursday.

Ben Foster, Craig Dawson, Chris Brunt and former Republic of Ireland international Steven Reid all return to the Baggies starting line-up. The men to make way are Jonas Olsson and Gabriel Tamas - who have not traveled to Ireland - plus Luke Daniels, Markus Rosenberg and Kemar Roofe.

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