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Albion v West Ham - team news

26 April 2014

Mel makes two changes - one enforced

SAIDO Berahino is handed his first start in eight games as Pepe Mel makes two changes – one enforced – to the side that lost 3-1 at Manchester City on Monday.


The England Under-21 international replaces the benched Matej Vydra in attack.


Steven Reid also earns a recall to the starting XI at right-back, with Billy Jones moving to left-back in place of the injured Liam Ridgewell (knee).


Gareth McAuley has failed to recover from a calf problem in time to face the Hammers, meaning Craig Dawson partners Jonas Olsson at the heart of defence.


Sam Allardyce makes one change to the Hammers team that lost 1-0 at home to Crystal Palace last weekend as Guy Demel comes in for the benched Pablo Armero in defence.


ALBION: Foster, S Reid, Dawson, Olsson, Jones, Amalfitano, Mulumbu, Dorrans, Brunt, Sessegnon, Berahino. Subs: Myhill (gk), Morrison, Yacob, Thievy, Anichebe, Vydra, Lugano.


WEST HAM: Adrian, Demel, Tomkins, W Reid, McCartney, Nolan, Noble, Diame, Jarvis, Carroll, Downing. Subs: Jaaskelainen (gk), Armero, Vaz Te, Collins, J Cole, C Cole, Nocerino.


REFEREE: M Dean (Wirral).


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