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Albion v Tottenham - team news

Mel forced to make one change as key duo return on bench

PEPE Mel makes just one enforced change to the team that beat Norwich 1-0 last weekend.

Chris Brunt makes an earlier-than-expected return to Barclays Premier League action after overcoming the medial ligament damage he suffered against Manchester United five weeks ago.

James Morrison, who misses out due to an ankle problem, is the man he replaces in central midfield.

The Baggies are boosted by the return of hamstring injury victims Claudio Yacob and Billy Jones on the bench, with the injured Zoltan Gera (hamstring) and youngster Liam O’Neil the players to make way.

Tim Sherwood names an unchanged Spurs team to the one that thrashed Sunderland 5-1 at White Hart Lane on Monday.

ALBION (4-4-1-1): Foster; Reid, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell; Amalfitano, Mulumbu, Brunt (c), Dorrans; Sessegnon; Vydra. Subs: Myhill (gk), Berahino, Jones, Bifouma, Yacob, Anichebe, Dawson.

TOTTENHAM (4-4-2): Lloris; Naughton, Chiriches, Kaboul, Rose; Lennon, Chadli, Paulinho, Eriksen; Adebayor, Kane. Subs: Friedel (gk), Fryers, Veljkovic, Bentaleb, Sigurdsson, Townsend, Winks.

REFEREE: N Swarbrick (Lancashire).