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30 November 2013

Clarke makes three changes to his starting XI

STEVE Carke is able to recall full-backs Billy Jones (hamstring) and Liam Ridgewell (calf) to his starting XI after injury.

The Baggies boss makes three changes in total to the side that drew 2-2 with Villa on Monday with James Morrison handed his first start in three games.

Steven Reid, who is rested, and benched duo Goran Popov and Claudio Yacob are the men to make way as Albion head into the first of three games in a week.

The visitors are further boosted by seeing Zoltan Gera involved in a matchday squad for the first time in ten months after overcoming knee and hamstring injuries.

Nicolas Anelka is ruled out due to a knock.Alan Pardew makes one change to the team that beat Norwich 2-1 last time out.

Alan Pardew makes one change to the team that beat Norwich 2-1 last time out.

Mathieu Debuchy comes in at right-back for Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, who drops to the bench.


NEWCASTLE: Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini (c), Santon, Sissoko, Tiote, Cabaye, Gouffran, Shola Ameobi, Remy. Subs: Elliot (gk), Yanga-Mbiwa, Anita, Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Ben Arfa, Cisse.


ALBION: Myhill, Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell, Morrison, Mulumbu, Amalfitano, Sessegnon, Brunt (c), Long. Subs: L Daniels (gk), Popov, Anichebe, Berahino, Lugano, Gera, Yacob.

REFEREE: P Dowd (Staffordshire).

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