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Albion v FC Porto - team news

Irvine starts four of his new signings

SUMMER signing Sebastien Pocognoli has overcome his injuries to take his place in Albion's starting XI against FC Porto.

Alan Irvine names three more of his eight summer recruits - Andre Wisdom, Craig Gardner and Chris Baird - in his line-up for the Baggies' final pre-season friendly.

Stephane Sessegnon is available for selection again after returning from international duty with Benin, and is named among the substitutes.

ALBION: Foster, Wisdom, Dawson, Olsson, Pocognoli, Baird, Mulumbu, Gardner, Dorrans, Brunt, Berahino. Subs: Myhill (gk), Yacob, Anichebe, O’Neil, Sessegnon, Garmston, Roofe, A Nabi.

FC PORTO: Andres, Danilo, Maicon, Reyes, Sandro, Casemiro, Herrera, Brahimi, Torres, Martinez, Tello. Subs: Fabiano (gk), Nunes (gk), Quaresma, Quintero, Angel, Evandro, Lopez, Sami, Eduardo, Pereira, Kelvin, Defour, Neves, Igor.

REFEREE: N Swarbrick (Lancashire).