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Varela named in tonight's U21 squad

Albion U21 face Brighton at the Ricoh Arena (ko 7pm)

SILVESTRE Varela has been named in Albion’s 16-man squad to face Brighton in tonight's Barclays Under-21 Premier League clash at the Ricoh Arena (ko 7pm).

The FC Porto winger, recruited towards the close of the summer transfer window on a season-long loan deal, has been steadily stepping up his fitness levels with a view to being in contention for first-team selection.

And he will now get his first piece of match action in an Albion shirt as James Shan’s U21 Baggies outfit look to continue their fine start to the season against the Seagulls.

Liam O’Neil, Luke Daniels, Kemar Roofe and Adil Nabi, among others, are also included.

Albion squad (in alphabetical order): Daniels, Donnellan, Ezewele, Howkins, Kandi, Leko, A Nabi, S Nabi, O’Neil, Pace, Roofe, Rose, Smart, Varela, Ward, Wedderburn.