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West Ham v Albion - team news

Head coach makes two changes to starting XI

STEVE Clarke has made two changes to the side which drew 0-0 at Stoke a fortnight ago.

Shane Long returns to the Baggies’ starting line-up in place of James Morrison who suffered a hamstring injury in the Britannia Stadium clash.   

Graham Dorrans completes his recovery from a calf problem and replaces Jerome Thomas in a four-man midfield.

West Ham welcome back skipper Kevin Nolan in place of Jack Collison after a two-game layoff with injury.   

WEST HAM (4-4-2): Jaaskelainen; Demel, Reid, Collins, O’Brien; O’Neil, Nolan (c), Diame, Jarvis; Carroll, Vaz Te. Subs: Henderson (gk); McCartney, Tomkins, C Cole, Collison, Taylor, Chamakh. 

ALBION (4-4-2): Foster; Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell; Dorrans, Yacob, Mulumbu, Brunt (c); Lukaku, Long. Subs: Myhill (gk); Odemwingie, Fortune, Thomas, Rosenberg, Popov, Tamas. 

REFEREE: Andre Marriner (West Midlands)