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Clarke hands debuts to two of his new signings

DEADLINE-DAY signings Morgan Amalfitano and Victor Anichebe are handed their Baggies debuts as Steve Clarke makes three changes to the team that lost 2-0 to Swansea a fortnight ago.

Chris Brunt is handed his first Barclays Premier League start of the campaign in a 4-4-2 formation and captains the team.

The men to make way are Shane Long, who is absent due to a knee injury sustained on international duty and Scott Sinclair, who is among the substitutes.

James Morrison also loses his place in the XI as he is not risked from the start because of the groin injury he suffered against the Swans - and is on the bench.

Stephane Sessegnon is not involved due to a slight delay with his work permit.

Martin Jol also makes three changes to the Cottagers team that lost 1-0 at Newcastle before the international break.

Philippe Senderos, former Albion loan star Kieran Richardson and Pajtim Kasami come in for Aaron Hughes, John Arne Riise, and Darren Bent, who miss out altogether.

FULHAM (4-2-3-1): Stockdale; Riether, Senderos, Hangeland, Richardson; Sidwell, Parker; Ruiz, Kasami, Kacaniklic; Berbatov. Subs: Etheridge (gk), Zverotic, Amorebieta, Karagounis, Duff, Taarabt, Rodallega.

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

REFEREE: Lee Probert (Wiltshere).