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Albion v Swansea - team news

Clarke makes three changes to team that drew at Goodison Park

SCOTT Sinclair is handed his Barclays Premier League debut for the Baggies against his former club as Steve Clarke makes three changes to the starting XI that fought out a goalless draw at Everton last weekend.

Nicolas Anelka also starts after missing the last two games on compassionate leave.

Markus Rosenberg and Graham Dorrans both drop to the bench.

Boaz Myhill makes his first appearance of the season as he gets the nod over Luke Daniels to replace the injured Ben Foster (foot).

Billy Jones and Claudio Yacob have recovered from knocks to be named in Clarke’s line-up.

Michael Laudrup makes one change to the Swans team that lost 1-0 at Tottenham last weekend.

Jose Canas comes in for Jonathan De Guzman, who is among the substitutes.

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

SWANSEA (4-3-3): Vorm; Rangel, Flores, Williams (c), Davies; Canas, Shelvey, Bony; Routledge, Michu, Hernandez. Subs: Tremmel (gk), Amat, Britton, Richards, Lamah. De Guzman, Pozuelo.

REFEREE: M Dean (Wirral).