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Albion v Cardiff - team news

Vydra and Amalfitano start for Baggies

MATEJ Vydra and Morgan Amalfitano return to Albion's starting XI for today's clash against Cardiff (ko 3pm) as Pepe Mel makes two changes from the side beaten at Hull last weekend.

Vydra, who comes in for the injured Victor Anichebe (hamstring), starts his first game since the club's 1-1 draw at home to Liverpool at the start of February.

Amalfitano, meanwhile, starts only his second match in the space of a month having recovered from a knee problem.

Thievy Bifouma drops down to the bench, where he is joined by youngsters Luke O'Neil and Kemar Roofe.

ALBION v Cardiff: Foster, Reid, McAuley (c), Dawson, Ridgewell, Morrison, Mulumbu, Dorrans, Amalfitano, Sessegnon, Vydra.
Subs: Myhill (gk), Lugano, Berahino, Thievy, Gera, O'Neil, Roofe
Referee: M Oliver (Northumberland)

Cardiff: Marshall; Fabio, Turner, Caulker (c), Theophile-Catherine, Taylor; Medel, Mutch, Gunnarsson; Bellamy, Campbell. 
Subs: Lewis; Whittingham, Jones, Cowie, Cala, Dæhli, Zaha