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Two changes for West Ham clash

Anichebe and Baird start against Hammers

VICTOR Anichebe and Chris Baird returned to Albion’s starting XI for tonight’s Barclays Premier League meeting with West Ham at The Hawthorns (8pm ko).

Anichebe was handed his fourth league start of the season against the Hammers, with his most recent coming in the home defeat to Newcastle almost a month ago.

Baird, meanwhile, was given only his second league start of the campaign having previously been included from the off against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

The pair come in for Youssouf Mulumbu, who drops to the bench, and Sebastien Pocognoli, who has failed to recover from the dead leg sustained against Arsenal on Saturday.

Silvestre Varela, meanwhile, is promoted to the bench.

Albion: Foster, Wisdom, Lescott, Dawson, Baird, Gardner, Brunt, Dorrans, Sessegnon, Anichebe, Berahino. 

Subs: Myhill, Gamboa, McAuley, Mulumbu, Samaras, Ideye.

Referee: Mike Jones (Cheshire)