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Myhill returns as Clarke makes three changes

BOAZ Myhill returns to Albion’s starting XI for the FA Cup third-round clash with QPR as Steve Clarke makes three changes to the side that lost 2-1 to Fulham on New Year’s Day.  

The 30-year-old stopper replaces Ben Foster, who drops to the Albion bench, in goal, while Youssouf Mulumbu and Marc-Antoine Fortune make way for George Thorne and Shane Long.

Mulumbu has not travelled with the squad as he prepares to join up with his DR Congo team-mates for this month’s African Nations Cup. 

Jonas Olsson (groin), Steven Reid (shin), Claudio Yacob and Goran Popov (both hamstring) were ruled out of this game during Steve Clarke’s pre-match press conference on Friday.

Harry Redknapp makes four changes to the R's outfit which won 1-0 at Chelsea on Wednesday as Kieron Dyer makes his first start since September in place of Fabio da Silva at right-back. 

Shaun Derry makes way for Ji-Sung Park in midfield, while new signing Tal Ben Haim and DJ Campbell, who returns from a loan spell, replace Nedum Onuoha and Junior Hoilett.

QPR (4-5-1): Cesar; Dyer, Nelsen, Hill, Ben Haim; Mackie, Park, Granero, Mbia, Taarabt; Campbell. Subs: Green, Derry, Ferdinand, Cisse, Wright-Phillips, Faurlin, Bothroyd.

ALBION (4-4-2): Myhill; Jones, McAuley, Tamas, Ridgewell; Gera, Thorne, Morrison, Brunt; Long, Lukaku. Subs: Foster (gk); Rosenberg, Thomas, Fortune, Jara Reyes, Dawson, El Ghanassy. 

REFEREE: Mark Clattenburg (Tyne and Wear)