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Mel makes four changes - one enforced

PEPE Mel makes four changes – one enforced - to the team that lost 2-0 at Sunderland on Wednesday.

Craig Dawson comes in at right-back in place of the injured Steven Reid (groin).

Youssouf Mulumbu and Jonas Olsson are also elevated from the bench, while Morgan Amalfitano returns to the starting XI after being rested at the Stadium of Light.

The other men to make way are benched trio Diego Lugano, Claudio Yacob and Victor Anichebe.

Liam Ridgewell is only deemed ready to be among the substitutes after missing the last three games due to a knee injury.

Mark Hughes makes three changes to the Potters team that beat Fulham 4-1 at home last weekend.

Thomas Sorensen, Ryan Shawcross and Jonathan Walters come in, with Erik Pieters dropping to the bench, and Asmir Begovic and Oussama Assaidi missing out altogether.

Former Baggies striker Peter Odemwingie starts for the visitors.

ALBION: Foster, Dawson, McAuley, Olsson, Brunt, Dorrans, Mulumbu, Morrison, Amalfitano, Sessegnon, Berahino. Subs: Myhill (gk), O’Neil, Lugano, Yacob, Anichebe, Vydra, Ridgewell.

STOKE: Sorensen; Muniesa, Shawcross, Wilson, Cameron; Arnautovic, Whelan, Nzonzi, Odemwingie; Ireland, Walters. Subs: Butland (gk), Pieters, Wilkinson, Adam, Palacios, Etherington, Crouch.

REFEREE: L Probert (Wiltshire).