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Palace v Albion - team news

8 February 2014

Mel makes three changes - one enforced

JAMES Morrison makes an immediate return to the Baggies starting XI after missing the 1-1 draw with Liverpool due to a calf injury.

As Pepe Mel stated in his pre-match press conference, Craig Dawson is handed his fifth start of the campaign, and Victor Anichebe is the third change to the side that drew with the Reds on Sunday.

The men to make way are benched duo Saido Berahino and Matej Vydra, and injured Jonas Olsson (hamstring).

New loan signing Thievy Bifouma is among the substitutes.

Tony Pulis makes three changes to the Eagles team that lost 2-0 at Arsenal last weekend.

New signings Joe Ledley, Scott Dann and Tom Ince earn debuts, while Cameron Jerome is left out altogether, and Danny Gabbidon and Jonathan Parr are benched.

PALACE: Speroni, Ward, Dann, Delaney, Ledley, Puncheon, Dikgacoi, Jedinak, Bolasie, Ince, Chamakh. Subs: Hennessey (gk), Parr, Gabbidon, Bannan, Thomas, Gayle, Murray.

ALBION: Foster, Jones, McAuley, Dawson, Ridgewell, Yacob, Mulumbu, Gera, Morrison, Brunt, Anichebe. Subs: Myhill (gk), Thievy, Berahino, Lugano, Vydra, Sinclair, Dorrans.

REFEREE: C Foy (Merseyside).

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